JOEL SOROKA GALLERY | FINE ART VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY
PHOTOGRAPHY IN ASPEN SINCE 1993
Gallery Updates

November 29, 2012

The Joel Soroka Gallery is very proud to announce that Cig Harvey was one of 10 photographers honored this year with the PRIX VIRGINIA, an international photography prize for women. In light of her win, the UK's Sunday Times featured Harvey in its most recent edition.

Click here to see the article.


- Joel Soroka


October 26, 2012

The Joel Soroka Gallery is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at Art Miami, December 5-9. Booth B 11. The galley will have works by Beatrice Helg, Cig Harvey and Franco Donaggio plus a unique platinum print by Edward Weston from 1921.

In 2013 we will be exhibiting at Classic Photographs Los Angeles, January 18-20 which will be located at Bonham's Auction House and AIPAD, April 4-7 at the Armory on Park Avenue and 67th St.


- Joel Soroka


October 6, 2012

The Joel Soroka Gallery is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at Art Miami December 5-9. Booth location yet to be announced. The galley will have works by Beatrice Helg, Cig Harvey and Franco Donaggio plus a few choice vintage photographs.


- Joel Soroka


October 3, 2012

Cig Harvey's recent monograph "You Look At Me Like An Emergency" is reviewed in the current edition of PDN (Photo District News) and an image is on the cover. Here's a link.


- Joel Soroka


August 17, 2012

The gallery is very proud to announce that our longtime artist Beatrice Helg is having a solo exhibit at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Italy from September 1 to November 19. The title of the exhibit is Risonanze.


- Joel Soroka


June 27, 2012

Cig Harvey's new monograph, You Look At Me Like An Emergency, published by Schilt, is now available for sale and to celebrate the event we decided to celebrate the beginning of our 20th year in Aspen with a show of recent works by the artist. The show is our summer exhibit and will grace our walls through September.


- Joel Soroka


February 27, 2012

The Joel Soroka Gallery is delighted to announce the forthcoming new book by our longtime artist Cig Harvey, You Look At Me Like An Emergency.

Cig Harvey's You Look At Me Like An Emergency is a visual autobiography populated by the photographer's central relationships over the course of more than a decade. Through rich, vibrant photographs and startlingly revealing writing, Cig transforms quotidian experiences that reference time, childhood, and femininity into totems that mark key moments in her life.

As much a document of one woman's emotional life as it is a catalog of psychological archetypes, You Look At Me Like An Emergency takes the viewer on a literal and metaphorical journey with family, friends, and lovers through fields and forests, dwellings and cities, oceans and caves to finally find a place called home. In seventy-four gorgeously colored photographs and seventeen written vignettes, Emergency conveys the universal quest for personal identity and place in the world. Published by Schilt Publishing. Distributed by Thames & Hudson, in Europe and Ingram in US. Released date Spring 2012.


- Joel Soroka


January 3, 2012

Our winter - spring show at the gallery in Aspen is a mix of work by gallery artists. Included are Beatrice Helg, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Franco Donaggio, Lynn Bianchi and Lalla Essaydi.

The Joel Soroka Gallery will be exhibiting at AIPAD , The Photography Show, NYC, Dates are March 29 - April 1. Location is at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th St. We will be situated in booth 309.


- Joel Soroka


July 7, 2011

Our summer exhibit is works by Guatemalan camera artist Luis Gonzalez-Palma. Since 1989 his photographs of the indigenous people of Guatemala have been exhibited at major museums and galleries around the world. Several important monographs have been published including the noteworthy "Poems of Sorrow as well as hundreds of articles. The exhibit is comprised of early and new works hand painted by the artist and 2 images comprised of transparencies with gold leaf.


- Joel Soroka


January 11, 2011

The Joel Soroka Gallery will be exhibiting at the AIPAD photography show in NYC, March 17-20, located at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street. Hours are 11-7: Thurs- Sat and 11-6 on Sunday. We will be in booth 115. If you are in the NYC Metropolitan area please visit the show, If you have friends in the are who love fine art photography please tell them about it. There will be 70 galleries from around the world represented. Hope to see you there.


- Joel Soroka


December 10, 2010

The gallery is delighted to announce an exhibit of Franco Donaggio's new series "Before the Dawn" The show will run from mid December (as soon as I can get it up) through April, 2011. Franco's photographs always have the quality of surreal dreamscapes; I never tire of spending time with them and I'm looking forward to having this new work on my gallery walls. His photographs are essentially collages. They begin as individual photographs, people, buildings, the moon, plazas, which he then arranges in the computer to make the final work. Each print can be a collage of numerous original images and the final result has the quality of "play" to which I really respond.

It's as though the artist has become a such master of the process that he can forget about technique and create with the abandon and freedom of a child. I know because I've seen him work. "Before the Dawn" is the 7th series by Donaggio that the gallery has had the honor to exhibit. If you can't come into the gallery to see the work please go to the artist's album in the website where an album will soon be available to see the entire exhibit. The artist's bio is also available on the website if you are interested to know about his many accomplishments. A word about the prints: they are archival pigment prints on Baryta cotton fiber paper.


- Joel Soroka


November 1, 2010

The Joel Soroka Gallery will be exhibiting at Art Miami 2010, booth C 29. The dates and hours of the fair are: Dec 1-4: 11-7 and Dec 5: 11-6. Location is NE 1st Avenue between NE 31st -32nd Streets. Featured artists will be Beatrice Helg, Lynn Bianchi, Lalla Essaydi, Luis Gonzalez-Palma and Cig Harvey.


- Joel Soroka


August 15, 2010

Herman Leonard, famed photographer, dies at 87.

Herman Leonard, a celebrated photographer whose iconic images of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra documented one of the most creative eras of jazz from the late 1940’s through the 1960’s, has died. He was 87.

Leonard died August 14, 2010 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Leonard was best known for his smoky, back lit portraits of jazz artists in New York, Paris and London. His images graced the covers of numerous albums and helped to form the visual archetype of the jazz musician.

Sales of Herman's photographs have been suspended temporarily.


- Joel Soroka


June 23, 2010

The gallery is very proud to announce an exhibit of Cig Harvey's new work titled The Hope Chest. The show will run from July through September, 2010. This is my second solo exhibit of the artist's work.

I first met her in the summer of 2005 when she was in Aspen on a commercial shoot and stopped in the gallery to introduce herself. The young woman immediately mesmerized me with her charm and positive energy and as I am usually willing to look at artist's work if I have the time, and under the caveat that I will express my opinion, I happily made an appointment for her to return with some samples of her work.

Frankly being with her was such a happy experience that even if the work turned out to be disappointing I was looking forward to seeing her back in my humble emporium. She returned and what I saw spoke to me instantly and after the usual discussions that artists have with dealers, I offered to represent her on the spot.

Her photos were essentially self portraits and I love the self portrait as a concept. But her self portraits were also curious stories which made me wonder and imagine. Plus they made me smile, a major benefit.

It has been a happy and rewarding collaboration so far. And her work keeps getting better. She has moved on from strictly self portraits to incorporating the people, places and things in her colorful world in the northeast. The stories are timeless, the images always provocative yet filled with great love.

I present this exhibit with sheer delight.


- Joel Soroka