Henri Silberman was born in 1951 in Paris, France, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He began experimenting with photography as a teen, buying his first camera when he was 16. Silberman is known for his black and white photographs, shot in medium and large format cameras, of cityscapes and skylines, especially in New York City, including Manhattan, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and other urban scenes.
Brooklyn Bridge III
Empire State East View
The Plaza Winter Evening
Sondra Wampler was born in southern California. She attended Santa Monica College, completing the Commercial photography program in 1982. While pursuing a career in commercial photography her focus turned to fine art, being influenced by the modern painters as well as early masters of photography.
Sondra is best known for her botanic still life work. She was published in Graphis Flora I as well as Graphis Photo Annual 2005 and her works can be found in private as well as corporate collections. Wampler continues to explore new themes in her work and is currently involved in photo montage mixed media to showcase them.
Iceland Poppy No. 1
Magnolia No. 1
Carlos L. Esguerra was born in the Philippines, and is now living in New York City. He was in the computer field for 36 years, starting as a programmer analyst for IBM Corporation in White Plains, NY, and later as founder and president of CLÉ Systèmes, Inc. for 12 years. He took early retirement from his business in 2003 to devote his time to his rediscovered passion – photography.
Since 1999 as a landscape and fine arts photographer, he has received more than 50 national and international awards, and his works had been selected in numerous juried exhibitions in many states in the U.S. and in other countries such as Canada, Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden.
He loves to capture the beauty of nature with the least number of elements, framed and composed in a simple austere view. Interviewed onstage in Linz, Austria during the Awards Ceremony for the Hasselblad Austrian Circuit, he was asked why he likes the “quiet” or “silent” style of photography. Esguerra replied he was influenced strongly by Japanese Zen principles. He said, "I strive to make my photographs simple, clean, and uncluttered".
He studied Business and Economics at the University of the Philippines, and obtained his MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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HONORABLE MENTION - Color: Open category, 5th Main Spessart International, Veitshöchheim, Germany, November 2009
FIRST PRIZE WINNER - Color, 11th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, October 2002
Temple of Light
JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER - "Luminescence IV", Cookeville, TN, June 2003
Reflections On Li River
SECOND PRIZE WINNER - Color, 11th Annual Photographic Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, October 2002
Brian Grandfield is a fine art photographer based in New York who specializes in botanicals, landscapes and abstracts. His work has been published in Black & White magazine (2013 Merit Award Winner) and is featured in guest rooms at the luxurious Quin Hotel in Manhattan. In addition, he held a major showing at ArtExpo 2012, and continues to explore the beauty of nature through his work.
Music & Portraits
Gallery 53 carries a fine selection of music and portrait photography, including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Elvis and many others. We also have a signed copy of Marilyn Monroe with Roses by Bert Stern. Please contact us for details.