Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story

Main Gallery

September 14 – October 23, 2010

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1934-36
7 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1934-36

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

St. Louis Street, New Orleans, c.1936
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Washington, D.C., 1936
13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1936
5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

King Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 1936
6 x 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Southern Trip, c.1936
7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Philadelphia, 1938-40
7 x 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938-40

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1938
6 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1936
7 1/2 x 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Slum Porch, 904 W. 3rd St., Austin, Texas, c.1938
7 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Old Napoleon House, New Orleans, c.1936
7 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Times Square, 1935
7 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1937
6 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New Orleans, 1937
7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, date unknown
6 x 3 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1980

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Balcony, Royal Street, New Orleans, c.1936
7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Fredericksburg, Virginia, c.1936-38
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936-38

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Phrenologist's Window, New Orleans, 1936
​11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Butcher's Sign, Savannah, Georgia, c.1936-37
​9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936-37

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Sunday Morning - Boys on Stoop, Morris Avenue, Philadelphia, 1938
​10 1/2 x 13 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Nashville, Tennessee, 1939
​6 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1939

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Canton, Mississippi, 1936
​6 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Machine Factory, Savannah, Georgia, 1936
8 x 6 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

25th Street, Birmingham, Alabama, 1938
9 7/8 x 13 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Scene On Second Ave., Birmingham, c.1938
7 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Macon, Georgia, 1936
7 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

House with shuttered windows, New Orleans, c. 1937
4 7/8 x 3 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Interior, Nashville, Tennessee, 1939
7 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1939

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Men's Room, Atlanta, 1936
7 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1936
9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1986

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Restaurant Window, South Carolina, 1936
3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled 1935, 7 1/2 x 6 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1936
4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1980

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Irish Channel, future site of St. Thomas Housing Project, St. Thomas and Felicity Streets, New Orleans, c.1936-38
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936-38

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Four girls drawing on a brick wall, Pittsburgh, c.1938
6 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Election posters, 10th Avenue, New York, 1935
15 1/4 x 17 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Barber Shop Interior, Atlanta, Georgia, 1936
5 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Vendor, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937
7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches 
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

West Broadway, New York, 1935
6 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937
7 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Negro Couple, New Orleans, 1937
6 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1937

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ice Cream Cone Sign, Bowling Green, Virginia, c.1935
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Spot, New Orleans, 1936
9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.936

Peter Sekaer: An Untold Story 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Anniston, Alabama, 1936
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to present Peter Sekaer:  An Untold Story, a poignant photographic record of Depression-era America. Sekaer belongs to the generation of social documentary photographers of the 1930’s who sought to capture the real world through pictures, combining their personal commitment to social change with artistic expression. Having fallen into relative obscurity after his premature death at age 49 in 1950, Sekaer’s work has experienced a resurgence in interest with the current retrospective at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the accompanying book, edited by curator Julian Cox and John T. Hill.