A Father’s Influence: If My Father Could Write
If my father could, I feel he would write this blog. So I hope you don’t mind me, his second son, archive manager and webmaster, putting words onto his blog. As I sit here, in this beautiful sun-filled gallery reflecting
A Catastrophic Grease Fire, the night all was nearly lost.
“George what is your biggest fear?”
“Loosing a child” he replied without a moment’s hesitation.
“After that” I asked
“Loosing my negatives. You know I nearly did once….”
Buried Treasure -a beautiful image arises from the Archives
A message from an Archivist… Earlier this year while going through George’s correspondence I found an email from Liesel Vinka Photo + Media Editor and Archivist with the Rockefeller Archive Center asking permission to use George’s photo, Children gather outside
New Contact info for George Zimbel Photography…
George Zimbel is alive and well … he has retired from public life his children are managing his archive. You can contact him here: https://georgezimbel.com/contact/ George is no longer printing, instead he has been writing poetry since his beloved wife
‘What would these two gentlemen have to say about what is happening?
George posted this a few years ago. Both of these men were very familiar to him so he thought everyone would have an idea of what they thought. For those of you, like me, who only have a vague idea
Nixon Kennedy TV Debate 1960
George wrote this in 2007- edited 2020 In 1960 I did not to go to the political conventions. I had done this in 1956. I was still a political junkie. I decided to watch the Nixon-Kennedy TV debate on my
A first print of an old photograph: ” Ice Cream – Oconomowoc Wisc 1956″
I am having an exhibit at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from September 2015-Jan 2016. At the same time a book of my photographs titled MOMENTO has been beautifully printed by Black Dog Press of London, and last but certainly
Original Print from MOMENTO Cover
This 20/16″ print made by George S. Zimbel in 1992 was selected for the cover of his new book MOMENTO which was released in November 2015. It is the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography,NYC and the Owens
My Favourite Photograph
After all these years of making pictures, I am often asked “What is your favourite photograph? (Canadian spelling) The answer is always the same: It is “The Goose” Bronx 1958. It was made on an assignment for a New York
For Sale “Girl Among the Books ” 1969 – Vintage SG Print
Girl Among the Books ©George S. Zimbel 1969.2014I have been photographing readers for over 60 years, but this is my favorite. I love children, I love books,… what more is there to say. A note: I normally don’t go looking
Bob Stein Veteran Journalist Magazine Editor & Friend Remembered
I learned from Bob Stein’s assignments that an “ordinary” subject could lead to seriously interesting photographs . He did not always agree with my choice but he explained why. He had his vision. He went by it.
Vintage Prints Redux
The Premie,Philadelphia General Hospital 1953 Vintage print by Zimbel on Dupont Varigam SG/DW paper. 9 3/8”x 7 3/8” Trimmed flush,signed au verso with stamps Condition :Good with slight abrasions on edges. [Logged later #3394) VINTAGE PRINTS At 6:30 this morning