Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Being a Photographer > Photogs / Photo Exhibits

Photogs / Photo Exhibits This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

“Willa Nasatir” at Whitney
Old 09-17-2017   #1
FPjohn
Registered User
 
FPjohn's Avatar
 
FPjohn is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,643
“Willa Nasatir” at Whitney

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/09...willa-nasatir/
  Reply With Quote

Old 09-27-2017   #2
telenous
Registered User
 
telenous is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,580
I saw her exhibition in a recent visit with family to the Whitney. We started from the top floor and spent a lot of time with Calder's mobiles so, unfortunately, by the time we reached her floor we were pestered by a bunch of starving minors (= our and our friends' children) and didn't manage to invest the time needed for a really close look. Her photographs are obviously way removed from standard photographic fare (no pj/docu/street stuff, for example) but I thought the work still echoed with references to the tradition of photography, with some reminding of colour photograms and some of Man Ray's experiments. I found the idea behind the work intellectually intriguing although, to be honest, the alternative process colour palette left me a bit cold. The jargon that came with the works was seemingly from a contemporary photography theory perspective. Take it for what it's worth but I thought it was unnecessary. Of course, at the time of having these thoughts I also had a kid wrapped around my leg, so that may just have been a gut reaction based on a very fleeting encounter and no more. To be sure, it's an interesting exhibition, all the more so as it creatively reflects this very young person's interests/concerns.

.
__________________
- Alkis

flickr
instagram
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:36.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.