Carmel Magazine

Summer/Fall 2020

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with the exception of Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, were alive when we opened in 1980. We remain enthusiastically committed to supporting contemporary photographers." When Carol Williams founded the galler y, it was almost like a co- op, with Williams giving 80 percent to the ar tists and consignors, which she quickly learned was unsustainable. Her generosity, openness to reviewing por tfolios by unknown newcomers, combined with Weston's professional ar tworld connections, resulted in a stellar ongo- ing exhibition schedule. "Meeting Brett Weston resulted in a mutually life changing friendship," Williams says. "He was already acknowledged as the child genius of American photography when we first met in early 1980; Brett was 69 and had pursued a career of more than 55 years. I was amazed how support- ive he was of my idealistic dream to launch a new Carmel photography Roman Loranc, "Private Road with Clouds, California, 1993." Sepia and selenium toned Gelatin Silver photo- graph handmade by the artist from 4x5 Kodak Tri-X sheet film with Ilford Classic photo- graphic paper. William Scott, "Receding Tide, California Coast, 1996." Sepia and seleni- um split-toned gelatin silver photograph individually handmade by the artist from 6x7 format film. Photo: © William Scott Photo: © Roman Loranc C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 2 0 125 Photo: © Robert Bearden Photo: © Anne Harvey

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