Photography Gallery

Ilsa Bing: Queen of the Leica

From the Collection of Suzanne Ciani

November 21 - January 3, 2016

Curated by Jennifer Gately

Celebrated in Paris in the 1930s as the Queen of the Leica, the German-born photographer Ilse Bing pioneered the use of the then new 35mm camera and played a key role in the history of avant-garde photography. A woman in a man’s world, she used this new technology in creative and innovative ways. The exhibition features important photographs drawn primarily from the collection of Bolinas resident and composer Suzanne Ciani, who became friends with Bing while living in New York and was greatly inspired by the artist’s vision and creative spirit.