The Immigrants

Main Gallery

December 14, 2017 – January 27, 2018

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Ernst Haas
Last Displaced Person Boat (View of immigrant ship in New York Harbor, bound for Ellis Island), 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1951
12 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alfred Stieglitz
The Steerage, 1907
Photogravure; printed 1915-1916
13 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alfred Stieglitz
The City of Ambition, 1910
Gelatin silver print; printed 1920s
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Ahlen & Akerlund
An Ellis Island doctor uses a special instrument to turn back a German immigrant's eyelid. He is looking for trachoma, a contagious, incurable, blinding eye disease that was the leading medical cause for deportation, 1910s
Gelatin silver print; printed 1910s
4 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Social Worker at Ellis Island, 1926
Gelatin silver contact print; printed c.1926
4 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Augustus Frederick Sherman
German family of ten allowed to enter and considered desirable, Ellis Island, c.1905
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1905
5 x 7 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Photographer Unknown
Immigrants at Ellis Island awaiting a ferry to the city, c.1900
Gelatin silver print; printed later
4 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Augustus Frederick Sherman
Women from Guadeloupe, French West Indies, at Ellis Island after arrival on S.S. Korona, 1911
Gelatin silver print; printed later
10 x 8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Jewish Grandmother, Ellis Island, 1926
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935
13 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Climbing into America, 1905
Gelatin silver print; printed 1930s
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Italian Family Seeking Lost Baggage, Ellis Island, 1905
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1942
5 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Albanian Woman, Ellis Island, 1905
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1946
6 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Erich Kastan
Emigrants, 1941
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941
13 3/8 x 11 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Arthur Rothstein
War Refugees Arrive in NYC, 1947
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Imogen Cunningham
Angel Island, 1952
Gelatin silver print; printed after 1955
7 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Continent Stereoscopic Company
Chinamen going to work in California, 1860s
Albumen print on stereograph; printed c.1870
3 x 5 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Eadweard Muybridge
The "Heathen Chinee" finding the color, c.1871
Albumen print on stereograph; printed c.1871
3 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dorothea Lange
I Am An American, 1942
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dorothea Lange
A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. He was furloughed to help his family prepare for their evacuation, Florin, CA. (Incarceration of Japanese Americans in U.S. concentration camps during WWII), 1942
Gelatin silver print; printed after 1955
9 3/8 x 12 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dorothea Lange
Ten cars of evacuees of Japanese ancestry are now aboard and the doors are closed. Evacuees are bound for Merced Assembly Center, CA. (Incarceration of Japanese Americans in U.S. concentration camps during WWII), 1942
Gelatin silver print; printed after 1955
10 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Ansel Adams
Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada from Manzanar, California , c.1944
Gelatin silver print; printed later
15 1/4 x 18 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Jack Delano
Pledging Allegiance to the Flag in a School in Puerto Rico, 1946
Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s
14 x 12 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Walter Rosenblum
Girl on a Swing, Pitt Street, New York, 1938
Gelatin silver print; printed later
6 3/8 x 8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Jacob Riis
East Side Public Schools, New York, c.1890
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1946
8 x 10 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Attributed to Jacob Riis
Vacation Playgrounds, Public School 177, 1901
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1901
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Jacob Riis
East Side Public Schools. Class in the Essex Market School, New York., c.1890
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1946
8 x 10 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Arnold Eagle
Tenement Kids, c.1935-37
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street (picnic on river), 1966-68
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14  inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bruce Davidson
Untitled, Subway (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), 1980
Dye transfer print; printed later
20 x 24 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street (boy on roof with kite), 1966-68
Gelatin silver print; printed later
11 x 14 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Marc Riboud
Young Pioneers - Eve of the Cultural Revolution, Changchun, 1965
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1965
6 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Ruth Orkin
Jewish Teenage Refugees from Iraq - Landing at Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1974
7 x 8 7/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dennis Stock
Old woman, Hong Kong, from Chinese Refugees, 1959
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1959
13 x 9 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

David "Chim" Seymour
The Spanish Civil War was the first conflict where urban civilian populations were targeted from the air, creating the need for air raid shelters, Island of Minorca, 1937
Gelatin silver print; printed later
8 x 10 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

David "Chim" Seymour
Untitled (soldiers marching, Spanish Civil War), c.1938
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938
7 x 9 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alex Majoli
Scene #20508, Lesbos, Greece, 2015
Archival pigment print; printed 2016
35 3/8 x 47 3/16 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alex Majoli
Scene #60410, Lesbos, Greece, 2015
Archival pigment print; printed 2016
35 3/8 x 47 3/16 inches
 

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Robert Capa
Pedestrians looking toward the German Luftwaffe, Spain, 1936
Gelatin silver print; printed no later than 1964
10 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Diana Walker
Presidential helicopter departs, July 6, 1987
Chromogenic print; printed later
20 x 24 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Robert Capa
American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1964
9 1/2 x 14 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alexander Alland
A plan for the use of photography as a means of combating enemy propaganda among our national, racial, and religious groups, 1942
11 1/2 x 9 inches

Presentation folder containing 48 original gelatin silver prints and clippings from newspapers and magazines

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
10 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
9 1/4 x 12 7/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Robert Frank
Road to La Paz, Bolivia, 1949
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1949
13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Anton Bruehl
Dolores, 1933
Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s
14 x 11 inches
 

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
15 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
14 x 13 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
15 x 12 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Leon Levinstein
Mexico, 1955-57
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-57
13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Margaret Bourke-White
Pouring molten steel into ingot molds, Ludlum Steel Company, c.1930
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1930
13 1/8 x 9 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Gordon Parks
Grain Boat Worker, 1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1980
9 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Arthur Rothstein
Young Coal Miner, 1947
Gelatin silver print; printed later
10 x 8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Arthur Leipzig
Miner, Ellsworth, Pennsylvania, 1947
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 x 11 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Lewis Hine
Powerhouse Mechanic, 1924
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1924
6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Arthur Lavine
Working Hands, Bath, Maine, 1947
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1947
13 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alex Webb
Agua Prieta, Mexico, 2001
Chromogenic print; printed 2017
18 1/2 x 28 inches
From an Edition of 20

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alex Webb
San Ysidro, California, 1979
Chromogenic print; printed 2017
18 1/2 x 28 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Bicicletas en Domingo, 1966-68
Gelatin silver print; printed later
8 x 10 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dulce Pinzón
Superman (Noe Reyes, from the State of Puebla, works as a delivery man in Brooklyn, New York. He sends $500 a week.), 2005
Chromogenic print; printed c.2007
20 x 24 inches
​From an Edition of 8

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Alex Webb
West Texas, 1975
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1975
6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Steve Schapiro
Loading the Truck, Migrants, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1961
Gelatin silver print; printed later
10 x 8 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Photographer Unknown
A fully robotized welding line, Mazda Hofu Plant, Yamaguchi, Japan, 1985
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1985
4 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bill Owens
I'm a refugee from China. I sew pockets on pants. Every day I have work, and living here is easy. In China it's hard to find a job. Someone has to recommend you. I don't speak English and I'm too old to learn so I'll never get a better job., 1976
Gelatin silver print; printed 2006
11 x 14 inches
​From an Edition of 15

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Edward Burtynsky
Manufacturing #16, Bird Mobile, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005
Chromogenic Colour print on Kodak Endura Paper; printed 2005
34 x 41 inches
​From an Edition of 10

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Tseng Kwong Chi
New York, New York, 1979
Gelatin silver print; printed 2001
20 x 16 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Tseng Kwong Chi
San Francisco, CA, 1979
Gelatin silver print; printed 2002
20 x 16 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Tseng Kwong Chi
Grand Canyon, AZ, 1987
Gelatin silver print; printed 2005
20 x 16 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Tseng Kwong Chi
Lake Ninevah, Vermont, 1985
Gelatin silver print; printed 1998
20 x 16 inches
From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Dorothea Lange
Billboard on U.S. Highway 99 in California, 1937
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1960s
8 x 10 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Mary Ellen Mark
Pro-Vietnam War Parade, New York City, 1968
Gelatin silver print; printed later
16 x 20 inches
​From an Edition of 25

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bill Owens
Because we live in the suburbs we don't eat too much Chinese food. It's not available in the supermarkets so on Saturday we eat hot dogs, 1971
Gelatin silver print; printed 2007
11 x 14 inches
​From an Edition of 15

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Boushra Almutawakel
Untitled (from The Hijab series), 2001
Chromogenic print; printed later
41 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

W. Eugene Smith
Dream Street, 1955-56
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955-56
2 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Bob Gruen
John Lennon, New York, 1974
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1998
14 x 11 inches

The Immigrants, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2017

Edward S. Curtis
The Vanishing Race, 1904
Platinum print; printed 1904
12 x 15 inches

Press Release

The Immigrants

A Group Exhibition of Works by Select Photographers

 

December 14, 2017 – January 27, 2018

 

 

Issues relating to immigration have been front and center in the news, from the recent travel ban to the border wall to the uncertainty of the Dreamers. From December 14, 2017 through January 27, 2018, Howard Greenberg Gallery will focus on the immigrant experience – from hardship and sacrifice to pride and achievement. The Immigrants will survey the work of more than 40 photographers from the 1860s through 2015, exploring issues of labor, education, and poverty as well as discrimination, assimilation, and a sense of belonging. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which supports refugee families in crisis.

 

More than 70 images exploring these important topics will be on view by Ansel Adams, Boushra Almutawakel, Margaret Bourke-White, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Edward Burtynsky, Robert Capa, Imogen Cunningham, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, Ernst Haas, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Alex Majoli, Ruth Orkin, Bill Owens, Gordon Parks, Dulce Pinzón, Augustus Frederick Sherman, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, Tseng Kwong Chi, and Alex Webb, among others.

 

Tracing the immigrant’s journey, photographs in the exhibition will lead viewers through sections on otherness, growth, global issues, boundaries, work, and the history of the United States. In addition to iconic images such as Lewis Hine’s Climbing into America, 1905; Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage, 1907; and W. Eugene Smith’s Dream Street, 1955-56, the gallery will have on display two historic works by Augustus Frederick Sherman, who documented new arrivals while working as a clerk at the Ellis Island immigration station from 1892 to 1925.

 

Two rarely seen Dorothea Lange photographs about the incarceration of Japanese Americans by the U.S. during WWII will also be on view in the exhibition. Withheld from the public during the war by the government, Lange’s photographs reveal a hidden truth about a dark chapter in our nation’s history.

 

Ernst Haas’s Last Displaced Person Boat from 1951 documents that for a limited time, the U.S. authorized permanent residency for 200,000 Europeans displaced by WWII.

 

Immigration in Israel is depicted by Ruth Orkin in a touching 1951 portrait of three Jewish teenage refugees from Iraq, their faces pressed up against a window as they arrive in Tel Aviv. 

 

Among the most poignant images in the exhibition are the portraits of immigrants who told their stories to the photographers. Bill Owens’s 1976 portrait of a worker in a factory notes, “I’m a refugee from China. I sew pockets on pants. Every day I have work, and living here is easy. In China it’s hard to find a job. Someone has to recommend you. I don’t speak English and I’m too old to learn so I’ll never get a better job.” A 2005 print by Dulce Pinzón shows a young man dressed in a Superman costume riding a bike. He is Noe Reyes from the state of Puebla who works as a delivery person in Brooklyn and sends $500 home to his family each week.

 

About the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. For more information, visit www.rescue.org.