GME has recently taken on representation of the Estates of selected photographers. Our objective is to further the legacy of these artists, to place the collection of photographs with archival institutions, and to license images for publications and other uses.
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Hugh Bell (1927-2012) was a renowned art and commercial photographer of Afro-Caribbean descent, who worked in New York City over the course of his entire professional career. He graduated with a degree in Journalism and Cinematic Art from NYU in 1952. His photograph “Hot Jazz” from the same year was later included in “The Family of Man” exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. Bell is most well known for his numerous photographs of jazz greats (“Jazz Giants” series) many of which appeared in books and on vinyl record covers. He also photographed the female figure (“Bell’s Belles”), as well as boxing matches, theater performances, bullfights, daily life in Spain and Afro-Caribbean culture. He worked with and photographed cinéma vérité filmmaker Richard Leacock and his family, in addition to numerous cultural icons, including Ernest Hemingway, Lauren Bacall and Geoffrey Holder. A number of his photographic essays appeared in magazines ranging from Avant-Garde to Esquire. Bell also created numerous print advertisements and television commercials that were especially geared toward the African-American community.
Over a 40-year career of active photography, Raimondo Borea (1926 – 1982) amassed an impressive body of photographs that are virtually unknown today. And yet, his creative output permeated all areas of fine art photography, television, music, book publishing, and advertising.
He was professionally affiliated with the Village Camera Club, the Circle of Confusion, the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASMP). He created photographic essays on The Boys’ Towns of Italy (Rome), Washington Market and the dismantling of the Third Avenue El (New York City), and other human interest stories. He also had exclusive access to the television broadcasts Firing Line, The Today Show, and The Tonight Show, where he captured candid portraits of the show’s hosts, guests, and behind-the-scenes activities.