Posted by Claire Yaffa on 09/27/2009 | Permalink
Last night was the opening of photographs by Peter Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer. Leica Gallery is located at 670 Broadway, New York. The photographs are very interesting, coinciding with Obama’s visit to the United Nations and New York City. The Leica Gallery is a true photographic gallery. High above, on the walls, are the many posters of previous exhibitions. It is a gallery of photography, by photographers and for photographers. Jay and Rose Deutsch are the dedicated overseers and talented directors who created this exhibition space. I was honored to see my poster, with all the other photographers who have exhibited there.
I read that Willy Ronis, age 99, died yesterday. As part of my master series of photographers, I had the honor of meeting him, at his home in Paris. He was as affable and charming, as he appears in my photo. He was mourning the recent death of his beloved wife and lived alone with his beautiful photographs, cameras and books. He was still photographing then and welcomed me, showing his passion,and his love of life and photography.