Raimondo Borea Picture Used in New Book "Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education"

A photograph of Raimondo Borea's has been used in the recently published book "Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education," by Peter Zazzali. The picture of Borea's depicts the first graduating class from the Juilliard School's acting program taught by John Houseman and was attended by Kevin Kline (below).

 
 Group 1 of the juilliard school's acting program (c. 1972)

Group 1 of the juilliard school's acting program (c. 1972)

 

Summary of the Book:

"There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage actors. 

Acting in the Academy traces the history of actor training in universities to make the case for a move beyond standard courses in voice and speech, movement, or performance, to develop an entrepreneurial model that motivates and encourages students to create their own employment opportunities. This book answers questions such as:

  • How has the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs shaped actor training in the US?
  • How have training programmes and the acting profession developed in relation to one another
  • What impact have these developments had on American acting as an art form?

Acting in the Academy calls for a reconceptualization of actor training the US, and looks to newly empower students of performance with a fresh, original perspective on their professional development."

Raimondo Borea Photo Galleries Now Available to View on GME Website

Raimondo Borea Photo Galleries Now Available to View on GME Website

Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) is proud to announce the online photographic galleries of Raimondo Borea, now available for viewing. Over a 40-year career of active photography, Borea 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. GME is committed to resurrecting the career of this overlooked photographer, through licensing of his photographs, republishing his out-of-print books, mounting curated exhibitions, and in identifying a long-term repository for this significant collection of photographic works. Please contact info@gartenbergmedia.com for all inquiries related to the Raimondo Borea photography collection.

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André Kertész photos from the Raimondo Borea Estate – On display and for sale at the 2016 AIPAD show, April 13-17

Gartenberg Media Enterprises has been hired on an exclusive basis by the Estate of Raimondo Borea to manage the collection of Borea’s photographs and to further the artist’s legacy. We are therefore proud to announce that two signed photographs from the Borea Estate that were taken by esteemed fine art photographer André Kertész will be featured in the upcoming AIPAD show in New York City. Charles A. Hartman Fine Art has been commissioned to represent the sale of these vintage Kertész photographs – two of them (“Martinique” and “Sheep, May 1, 1931”) have been sold, and the remaining two (see below) will be on display at the upcoming AIPAD show in New York City.

 Untitled October 22, 1959 (Face In Wood). Photograph by André Kertész.

Untitled October 22, 1959 (Face In Wood).
Photograph by André Kertész.

 Untitled (Two Figurines In Window), New York Photograph by André Kertész.

Untitled (Two Figurines In Window), New York
Photograph by André Kertész.


 
 Self-portrait

Self-portrait

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 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.

 André Kertész through driftwood.

André Kertész through driftwood.

 

Over the course of his career, Borea was an active member in numerous photographic associations. In addition to the Village Camera Club and The Circle of Confusion, he was also a member of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) and the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), where he served as President from 1974 to 1975. He developed both close personal and professional relationships with well-known photographers, including André Kertész, Ruth Orkin, Esmond Edwards, Barbara Morgan, and John Albok. A number of vintage, signed photographs by and/or of these artists are also part of the Raimondo Borea Photography Collection.

Borea maintained both a professional and personal relationship with André Kertész. In addition to the vintage photographs that Kertész gave to Borea, the collection also contains numerous photographs shot by Borea at Kertész’s studio on Fifth Avenue. The Borea archive also contains audio recordings of their conversations; an excerpt is included below.

André Kertész in conversation with Raimondo Borea


Raimondo Borea Biography and News Page

For more information about the Raimondo Borea archive and his photographs,
please contact: info@gartenbergmedia.com

All Photographs (Other than "Untitled" above), © The Estate of Raimondo Borea

 

2nd Annual American Photography Archives Group (APAG) 2015 Seminar at the ICP Photography Center.

Jon Gartenberg attended the 2015 American Photography Archives Group (APAG) conference from Friday 9/18 to Saturday 9/19 at the International Center of Photography (ICP). GME represents the estates of photographers Raimondo Borea and Hugh Bell.

 
 Group photo from the 2nd Annual American Photography Archives Group (APAG) 2015 Seminar at the ICP Photography Center.

Group photo from the 2nd Annual American Photography Archives Group (APAG) 2015 Seminar at the ICP Photography Center.

 

RECAP of ASPP Presentation on the Life and Work of Raimondo Borea

GME associates David Deitch and Alex Westhelle preparing for an illustrated talk on the life and career of photographer Raimondo Borea at PhotoShelter in Union Square, New York City on April 2, 2015. Presented under the auspices of ASPP, this unique event was very well attended.  
 

GME’s specialty is working with deceased photographers’ estates, and President Jon Gartenberg also led a lively discussion about his company’s work in excavating, identifying, cataloguing, and repurposing the legacy of overlooked, but historically important, photographers. 

The original announcement about this presentation is noted below:

 David Deitch and Alex Westhelle handling original photos and documents from the estate of photographer Raimondo Borea.

David Deitch and Alex Westhelle handling original photos and documents from the estate of photographer Raimondo Borea.


 © The Estate of Raimondo Borea

© The Estate of Raimondo Borea

Archivists and dealers Jon Gartenberg and David Deitch of Gartenberg Media Enterprises discuss the life and work of Raimondo Borea, entertainment and NYC street photographer, active from the 1950’s through the early ’80s.

Mr. Borea’s work included celebrity portraits and on-set photography for NBC. He was also an active member and past president of ASPP. Images from the Borea collection: both original prints and projections will be on view. His daughter, Carla Borea,will share her memories and her wishes for the preservation of his legacy.

Mr. Gartenberg and Mr. Deitch will also discuss the issues and concerns in the handling of photographic legacies, and the preservation and marketing of an estate collection.

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"What's Left Behind: The Photographic Estate Of Raimondo Borea," presentation by GME at PhotoShelter

GME is proud to announce that we will be presenting on the life, work and legacy of photographer Raimondo Borea, one of our very own library projects. Hosted by The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), "What's Left Behind: The Photographic Estate Of Raimondo Borea" will be presented at the PhotoShelter, Thursday April 2 at 6:30pm.

 
 Portrait of Raimondo Borea

Portrait of Raimondo Borea

 

GARTENBERG MEDIA ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION OF THE RAIMONDO BOREA PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

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Photograph © Esmond Edwards.  Used by permission.

Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) is proud to announce exclusive representation of the work of photographer Raimondo Borea (b. 1926 - d. 1982).  Over a 40-year career of active photography, Borea 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.  

Raimondo Borea was born in Rome in 1926.   By the early 1950’s, he was already photographing candid portraits of orphaned and homeless war children housed in the  Boys’ Towns of Italy.  Borea emigrated to the United States in 1953.  He settled in New York City, where he joined the Village Camera Club and The Circle of Confusion.   Frequent meetings held by both these informal groups, attended by fellow photographers with a passion for the Leica camera, led Borea to develop his own highly personal form of creative expression.

About his photographic method, Borea wrote:

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Photography enables me to discover, observe [and] understand things about people and their relationships, and it allows me to captureand hold them forever… It is by photographs, rather than by talkingabout experiences, that I communicate.

Photography is an expression of your individuality.  You start withcolor or black and white.  Then having chosen your film, the camera,the lens, the developer, the paper for the final print, you can create analmost infinite number of ways to make a photograph.

I enjoy being in my darkroom.  There is something in the still darknessthat brings out your best creative thinking.  You relive your past photography and plan your future… You experience a very specialsensation holding the end product…the picture you have printed yourself.

Building on his career as a young photographer in Italy, Borea began working full time in 1957 as a freelance photographer, travelling around New York City on his three-speed Dunelt bicycle.  He shot photographic essays of now-demolished New York City landmarks, including the Washington Market and the Third Avenue El.  He also photographed many other cityscapes, including Central Park, Riverside Park, and the New York City subway system.  In his picture-making, he often transformed these locales into studies of abstraction.  Borea also produced photographic essays from his travels around the US and abroad.

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Borea was afforded exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Firing Line, The Today Show, and The Tonight Show, where he captured candid portraits of the show’s hosts, including William F. Buckley, Jr., Johnny Carson, Hugh Downs, Dave Garroway, David Letterman, and Jack Paar.  Among the guests that Borea photographed were Fred Astaire, James Baldwin, Salvador Dali, Bette Davis, Farrah Fawcett, Betty Friedan, Benny Goodman, Steve Martin, Ethel Merman, Robert Mitchum, Ayn Rand, Eleanor Roosevelt, Twiggy, Gore Vidal, and Tom Wolfe.   Several telecasts of Borea’s photographs were also presented on The Today Show, narrated by Hugh Downs.

Over the course of his career, Borea was an active member in numerous photographic associations.  In addition to the Village Camera Club and The Circle of Confusion, he was also a member of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) and the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), where he served as President  from 1974 to 1975.  He developed both close personal and professional relationships with well-known photographers, including André Kertész, Ruth Orkin, Esmond Edwards, Barbara Morgan, and John Albok.  A number of vintage, signed photographs by and/or of these artists are also part of the Raimondo Borea Photography Collection.

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Borea’s photographs were published in numerous magazines (Boys’ Life, Ladies’ Home Journal,National Review, Pageant, and Popular Photography), in books (Bunnies in School [Scholastic]), First thing in the Morning [Cowles], Seymour, A Gibbon [Atheneum], and Who needs parks? [Rapoport Printing Corp.]), and on album covers (Hang on Ramsey ! The Ramsey Lewis Trio (Cadet) and Johnny Carson’s Introduction to New York and The World’s Fair [Columbia.]).  Borea also used his expertise in the darkroom to print photographs from the original glass negatives by Alice Austen, one of the first female photographers in America to work outside of the confines of a studio setting.  This eventually led to the publication of a book of her photographs, entitled Alice’s World.

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Borea’s photographs have been exhibited in New York City at the Gallery of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, and the Art Directors Club.  Selected photographs are held in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries’ Collection, the ASPP archives, Associated Press, the University of Maryland, and SUNY/Albany.

GME is committed to resurrecting the career of this overlooked photographer, through licensing of his photographs, republishing his out-of-print books, mounting curated exhibitions, and in identifying a long-term repository for this significant collection of photographic works.

For further inquires or information, please contact

David Deitch, Fine Arts Curator at: 

david@gartenbergmedia.com

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All photographs © The Estate of Raimondo Borea, except where noted.