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Hampton Sides: Kurt Markus, 1947-2022

Hampton Sides: Kurt Markus, 1947-2022

Photo by Jewel

6/15/22

Kurt Markus, an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer known for his black-and-white portraits, magazine and fashion work, and luminous landscapes, died in Santa Fe on June 12, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease. He was 75 years old.

The Guardian: 'I can load film on horseback': cowboy photographer Kurt Markus - in pictures

The Guardian: 'I can load film on horseback': cowboy photographer Kurt Markus - in pictures

December 8, 2020

Kurt Markus began his career shooting cowboys in Montana. A new exhibition shows how he trained his lens on boxers, fashion models and nudes, too.

Musée Magazine: Kurt Markus at Staley-Wise Gallery

Musée Magazine: Kurt Markus at Staley-Wise Gallery

December 7, 2020

Known for his stunning, raw, and authentic images, Kurt Markus returns to the Staley Wise Gallery for a career retrospective. Markus grew up in rural Montana and gained prominence through documenting American cowboys for the magazine Western Horseman. Many of these timeless images are shown in the gallery; the portraits are delicate and balanced — words not usually synonymous with cowboys.

AnOther Magazine: A List of Great Things to Do Before the Year Is Out

AnOther Magazine: A List of Great Things to Do Before the Year Is Out

December 2, 2020

In New York, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates the long and illustrious career of American photographer Kurt Markus, known for the distinct monochrome style he has applied to everything from lyrical landscape imagery to portraiture and fashion photography.

L'Œil de la Photographie: Kurt Markus - A Life In Photography

L'Œil de la Photographie: Kurt Markus - A Life In Photography

November 25, 2020

This is Kurt Markus’ sixth exhibition at the gallery. If you are in New York, run to it!

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