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Photos of world renowned photographers taken out of moth balls for exhibit

Published 4:41 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Photographers from the Famous Photographers School in Westport posed for a self portrait in 1964. They are from left: Arthur dâÄôArazien, Joseph Costa, Phillipe Halsman, Harry Garfield, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Ezra Stroller, Alfred Eisenstaedt and Richard Beattie. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News

    Photographers from the Famous Photographers School in Westport posed for a self portrait in 1964. They are from left: Arthur dâÄôArazien, Joseph Costa, Phillipe Halsman, Harry Garfield, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Ezra Stroller, Alfred Eisenstaedt and Richard Beattie.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Rare vintage photographs from the Famous Photographers School of Westport, which closed in 1974, will be featured in an exhibition at the Artists' Market in Norwalk Dec. 1 to 20. The exhibition, "Famous Photographers School: A Photographic Archive Rediscovered," will feature more than 100 original photographs, including those from the 10 photographers who began the school in 1962. They include: Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Albert Eisenstaedt; Philippe Halsman, Bert Stern, Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer Ezra Stoller, and the founder of the National Press Photographers Association, Joseph Costa. After the school they founded closed its doors, its legacy of historic photographs was all but forgotten for 50 years, carefully stored in filing cabinet drawers in an industrial warehouse.

"Famous Photographers School: A Photographic Archive Rediscovered" will open at Artists' Market, 151 Main St., Norwalk, on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. with remarks by Jeffrey Price, gallerist, and Nancy Hall-Duncan, senior curator of the Famous Photographers Archive. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 9.a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; with late-night hours on Thursday to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Jeffrey Price at 203-846-2550 or jp@ArtistsMarket.com or visit www.ArtistsMarket.com