Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Yale as well as Yale University Art Gallery are getting the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is one of the country’s most historically significant photographic collections as well as the definitive collection of portraits of Abraham Lincoln.
Peter Salovey, the Yale President, said that with this great acquisition, Yale has secured its position as the premier institution for the study of American photography from Civil War to Gilded Age. He was happy that students, faculty, and scholars from across the country as well as other parts of the globe would have the scope to study this collection, learn from it, and share that knowledge.
Amassed by Frederick Hill Meserve with the help of his daughter Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt, the collection carries over 73000 items, including fifty seven thousand photographic prints, and thousands of pamphlets, books, maps as well as theater broadsides. These materials deal with the American history from the Civil War till the end of the nineteenth century and record the emergence of photography as a classifiable cultural practice. Continue reading →
Hurtigruten has declared collaboration with Darren Perkell, a wildlife and environmental photographer, on an Arctic sail along the northern coast of Greenland leaving 13th June.
Perkell would offer people photography seminars, workshops, one-on-one instruction as well as location shoots made to amp up guests’ vacation snaps.
Rates begin from US$ 7195 for each person, double occupancy that represents a savings of over US$ 4000 each passenger off daily charges.
The itinerary starts with chartered transfers from Reykjavic Airport, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, forty kilometer from Greenland Ice Cap. From that point, guests board MS Fram explorer ship that would sail along the northwestern coast of Greenland. During the tour, guests would have the scope to dog-sled, kayak, hike and other things, with everyday landings in villages and towns that dot the coast. Continue reading →
A black and white snap of an attacking rhinoceros prevails a wall of David Yarrow’s US$ 230 million hedge fund company named Clareville Capital Partners LLP. Different from the art which generally clings in the offices of most ascending hedge funds, however, the snap is not the introduction of an outside artist but rather of the money manager himself.
Yarrow, now 48, got hold of the impossibly up-close photo in Kenya previous year, and in September sold a print of the picture to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) who have since had it installed in their Georgian house in Norfolk.
Few managers of the hedge-fund could oversee millions when pursuing a remunerative side career, Bloomberg Pursuits would report in their 2014 Holiday issue. Yarrow has just done that by recreating himself as a wildlife photographer, along with exhibits at Saatchi Gallery as well as Christie’s in London and an exhibit at Rotella Gallery in New York in October. Since autumn last year, Yarrow has sold over US$ 1.7 million worth of prints, and donated 10% of the takings to Tusk, a charity which works to stop the trade in rhino horn and ivory in Africa.
In the meantime, even as Yarrow was very busy taking pictures in East Africa, his Pegasus Fund ht 54.1% in the first ten months of the year 2013, making it the best-performing fund of any size in Europe, as per Bloomberg Markets’ ranking.