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Industrial Landscape, Kearny, New Jersey, 1973

Industrial Landscape, Kearny, New Jersey

1973

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Tenement Rooftops, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1974

Tenement Rooftops, Hoboken, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Drawbridge, Morgan, New Jersey, 1973

Drawbridge, Morgan, New Jersey

1973

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Rooftops, 21st and King Street, Paterson, New Jersey, 1969

Rooftops, 21st and King Street, Paterson, New Jersey

1969

vintage gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Lexington Avenue, Passaic, New Jersey, 1973

Lexington Avenue, Passaic, New Jersey

1973

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Jimmy's Bar and Grill, Newark, New Jersey, 1973

Jimmy's Bar and Grill, Newark, New Jersey

1973

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Dari O´ Lite, Wood Avenue, Linden, New Jersey, 1973

Dari O´ Lite, Wood Avenue, Linden, New Jersey

1973

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Gar's Bakery and Leisure Laundry, Newark, New Jersey, 1974

Gar's Bakery and Leisure Laundry, Newark, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Hudson's Fish Market, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1973

Hudson's Fish Market, Atlantic City, New Jersey

1973

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

New International Cinema, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1974

New International Cinema, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey, 1973

White Castle, Route #1, Rahway, New Jersey

1973

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Strand Theater, Keyport, New Jersey, 1973

Strand Theater, Keyport, New Jersey

1973

gleatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Steve's Diner, Route 130, North Brunswick, New Jersey, 1974

Steve's Diner, Route 130, North Brunswick, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Goldy Pharmacy, Mount Holly, New Jersey, 1974

Goldy Pharmacy, Mount Holly, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1973

Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey

1973

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Ferry Slip, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1979

Ferry Slip, Jersey City, New Jersey

1979

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Car for Sale, Paterson, New Jersey, 1969

Car for Sale, Paterson, New Jersey

1969

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 inches

Petit's Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1974

Petit's Mobil Station, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

1974

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Telephone Booth, 3 am, Railway, New Jersey, 1974

Telephone Booth, 3 am, Railway, New Jersey

1974

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 inches

Palace Funhouse, Ashbury Park, New Jersey, 1995

Palace Funhouse, Ashbury Park, New Jersey

1995

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Minnie's Go-Go, Route 130, Merchantville, New Jersey, 1975

Minnie's Go-Go, Route 130, Merchantville, New Jersey

1975

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Lakewood Manor Motel, Lakewood, New Jersey, 1998

Lakewood Manor Motel, Lakewood, New Jersey

1998

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Oak Tree Holmdel, New Jersey, 1970

Oak Tree Holmdel, New Jersey

1970

vintage gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Houses, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, 1974

Houses, Ocean Grove, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Houses and Water Towers, Moorestown, New Jersey, 1973

Houses and Water Towers, Moorestown, New Jersey

1973

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Ideal Diner, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1980

Ideal Diner, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

1980

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 inches

Dorn's Photoshop, Red Bank, New Jersey, 1999

Dorn's Photoshop, Red Bank, New Jersey

1999

gelatin silver print

16 x 20 inches

Pulaski Skyway, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1974

Pulaski Skyway, Jersey City, New Jersey

1974

vintage gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Railroad Bridge, High Bridge, New Jersey, 1974

Railroad Bridge, High Bridge, New Jersey

1974

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Press Release

GEORGE TICE LIFEWORK

Photographs 1953-2013

A Tribute

June 21 - July 30, 2022

 

“It takes the passage of time before an image of a commonplace subject can be assessed. The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal.” - George Tice

The gallery’s current exhibition is a tribute to the lifework of George Tice, including many vintage prints of both famous and lesser-known images. Signed copies of his new book, Lifework, 1953-2013, are also available.

Tice is drawn to vestiges of American culture on the verge of extinction-from people in rural or small-town communities to suburban buildings and neighborhoods that are often in decline. Although he has photographed throughout the Northwestern United States, he is best known for pictures of his native New Jersey, and the impeccable quality of his black-and-white prints.

Tice was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey--the state in which his ancestors had settled generations earlier. At fourteen, he joined a camera club. A turning point in his self-training happened two years later when a professional photographer critiquing club members' work praised his picture of an alleyway. Tice briefly studied commercial photography at Newark Vocational and Technical High School; he then joined the Navy. A published image he made of an explosion aboard an American ship caught the eye of photographer Edward Steichen, who purchased it for The Museum of Modern Art. For about a decade, Tice worked as a portrait photographer and helped establish a gallery. That success enabled him to concentrate on personal projects.

In the 1960s, Tice shifted from smaller camera formats to larger ones, which enabled him to craft carefully toned and detailed prints. He portrayed traditional Amish and Shaker communities, as well as the hard lives of fishermen in Maine. In the 1970s, Tice began exploring his home state. Those photographs formed the beginnings of his Urban Landscapes series, which he worked on until the year 2000.

Awards include: The Frank Roy Fraprie Medal in the 32nd International Photographic Exhibition at the Boston Camera Club, 1964; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship; Grand Prix du Festival d'Arles, 1973; Inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame. Awarded the "Michael," designed by Michael Graves, 1987; Joint fellowship from National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television and Bradford and Ilkley College, Bradford, UK, 1990; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, 1998; New Jersey State Council for the Humanities Honor Book for Urban Landscapes, 2003; Honorary Doctorate from William Paterson University, 2003; Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2015.

His publications include Fields of Peace: A Pennsylvania German Album (1970), Paterson, New Jersey (1972), Seacoast Maine: People and Places (1973), Urban Landscapes: A New Jersey Portrait (1975), and Hometowns: An American Pilgrimage (1988), and his most recent publication, Lifework, Photographs, 1953-2013. Tice has taught at the Maine Photographic Workshops since 1977.