Throckmorton Fine Art presents SHADOWS & LIGHTS an exhibition of 25 Limited Edition Photographs by the acclaimed Brazilian photographer Christian Cravo

THROCKMORTON FINE ART ( is presenting SHADOWS & LIGHT, a special exhibition of twenty-five limited edition platinum/palladium photographs by the acclaimed Brazilian photographer, Christian Cravo, at its New York gallery September 13 – November 3, 2012.

ELEPHANT AND CALF Christian Cravo at Throckmorton Maasai Mara Kenya 2011 Plat print 16×20

Kraige Block, Executive Director of Throckmorton, says, “Christian Cravo has always been drawn to the primal foundations of life and it’s natural that his current journey was to Africa. As a third-generation artist and a native of Bahia, a costal Brazilian city known for its rich heritage of African culture, Christian’s latest photographs underscore his innate sensitivity to the peoples of Africa. His new series places him squarely in the center of the artistic evolution in this area of Brazil.”

“Christian Cravo’s talents were first apparent in 2000 with his “Irredentos” series, which portrayed the life and faith of the Brazilian backlands. His next series in 2005, “Autrement,” was a gorgeous collection of images of black culture in the state of Bahia. Cravo has also devoted an entire decade to producing a defining project, “In the Gardens of Eden,” portraying the people of Haiti and their struggles and search for redemption through mysticism.”
“Shadow & Light consists of photographs that appear highly stylized, evoking ‘modernism,’ and capturing the basics of life in recurring patterns that help us to see the subtleties in Nature’s beauty, through detail shots.
“Cravo’s compositions are highlighted by a masterful use of light and shadow. His images are further enhanced by the use of platinum prints. Platinum, while expensive, is warm and permanent. The directness of Cravo’s work, and the power of platinum, gives this latest body of work a contemporary feel. Africa, known as the cradle of life, is viewed in a new and fresh way.”

For 25 years Throckmorton Fine Art has specialized in vintage and contemporary photography of the Americas with a primary focus on Latin American talents. The gallery’s founder, Spencer Throckmorton, has also pursued a long held interest in Chinese Jades and Pre-Columbian Art and Throckmorton has staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on these subjects. Throckmorton Fine Art is a featured exhibitor at the world’s leading art fairs. Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block are also recognized for their extraordinary photography collection including strong works of museum quality by luminaries such as Tina Modotti, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston and Martin Chambi, among many talents they have supported in the past quarter century. The gallery also has an extensive inventory of paintings, works on paper and graphics by modern and contemporary Latin American artists, along with a strong collection of male nude photography by various artists; such as Baron Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Vincenzo Galdi, Danny Lyon, George Dureau, Guglielmo Pluschow, and others.

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“SHADOWS & LIGHT” – Limited Edition Platinum and Palladium Photographs by Christian Cravo

September 13 – November 3

Opening reception: September 13, 6-8 pm

145 E. 57th Street, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10022
T. 212. 223. 1059 F. 212. 223. 1937