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Ken Heyman


January 31 – February 23, 2008

Connecticut, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, 1956, Silver gelatin print,
Cuba, Ernest Hemmingway, 1957, Silver gelatin print, 14 x 9"
France, Pable Picasso, 1956, Silver gelatin print, 13 x 9"
Italy, Leonard Bernstein, 1967, Silver gelatin print, 9.5 x 13"
Bali, Seeing Photographs of their Parents for the First Time, 1976, Silver gelatin print, 10 x 13.5"
Puno, Peru, The Child is of Little Importance, 1965, Silver gelatin print, 11.5 x 15.5"
Nazare, Portugal, Crab Claw Lady 1974, Silver gelatin print, 16 x 23"
Willie (Christ Pose), 1959, Silver gelatin print, 21 x25"
Israel, Orthodox Jewish Ceremony, 1973, Silver gelatin print, 22.5 x 32.5"
Nigeria, The Railsplitter 1959, Silver gelatin print, 23 x 19"
From Hipshot: Houston Street, New York City Ballet, 1985, Silver gelatin print, 15.5 x 22.5"
Tokyo, Peking Boy, 1959, Silver gelatin print, 12.5 x 15.5"

Press Release

Sundaram Tagore Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective of one of the world's most renowned photographers in his first major gallery show in more than a decade. Ken Heyman's show, titled "Humanity," opens with a cocktail reception on Thursday, January 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and runs through February 23. The exhibition will include some of Heyman's work that has never been seen before.

Heyman spent 20 years working for famed anthropologist Margaret Mead, shot over 150 assignments for LIFE magazine, and authored 41 books. This exhibition is a retrospective that chronicles over 50 years of Heyman's career, including photographs from 60 countries spanning every continent. From East to South Asia, from North to South America, from Eastern to Western Europe, and more, the exhibition includes an enormous body of work. Represented are the world's most humble to the world's most influential figures - villagers in Peru and in Bali, and portraits of Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, to name a few.

Sundaram Tagore, curator, said that, "Ken possesses a comprehensive world perspective. His work is global and enduring. His extensive travels have taken him to the world's most remote corners - and its nerve centers. He extends our understanding of this vast world. Ken Heyman has managed to capture the flow of history in the most personal sense."

HK Magazine
HK Magazine
HK Picks: Humanity July 18, 2008

"Ken Heyman's retrospective exhibition showcases portraits ranging from villagers in Bali to Pablo Picasso, Marlyn Monroe and Andy Warhol..."

Art, No Commerce April 2008

"These 'philosophical discussions' are fundamental to Tagore's vision for his galleries, or 'cultural spaces' as he prefers to call them. Unlike galleries that buy and sell art solely as a monetary transaction, Tagore has a mission to create a global community of artists and foster a dialogue between Western and non-Western cultures."