Untitled from the series On a Good Day, 1975

Framed silver gelatin print


Signed on verso
Image size: 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 18 cm)
Paper size: 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.5 cm)
Edition of 10
10% donation to Save The Children

Only 1 Available

Al Vandenberg (1932 – 2012) was an American photographer notable for his street portraiture and picture book ‘On a Good Day’ published by Stanley/Barker in 2016. Vandenberg has work in the permanent collections of The V&A, Tate Britain and The British Council.

He studied photography in New York with Alexey Brodovitch, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson, and then worked in commercial photography – editorial, fashion, advertising and rock and roll. In the early 1960s he came to London, working  in advertising and fashion, but later abandoned his commercial practice altogether. Since the 1970’s Vandenberg’s own pictures – as against those by which he earned his living – have been made on the streets. He describes himself first, in New York, moving from one depressing neighbourhood to another, collecting indiscriminately, images of poverty, urban low-life and ethnic minorities, old people, street people – subjects already adopted and explored by Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand. This print is beautifully mounted and framed in a black wood frame. Outside frame dimensions are 40 x 49 x 3.5 cm. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.

“I photograph on a good day, when I feel good and the subject feels good.”

This work is part of our exhibition “Seen Not Heard: Photographs of Children 1865-2023”. This special exhibition is in aid of children; a percentage of the sale price for each print sold (varying between 10% and 100% f or each print) will be donated to Save the Children Fund, a registered charity in England and Wales (2130890), Scotland (SC039570) and Isle of Man (199). Please see exhibition catalogue for details.


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