The urban space is intimately linked to the history of photography. The atmosphere of the streets, the strollers, the sound of the city appears and reappears in the images. The city as a stage, as an excuse, as an object, as a character. Street Photography as a genre in itself.
On this occasion we have made a selection of great names in the history of photography - classic and current - that have given their particular vision of the urban. From the first captures of modern cities, to the iconic moment between the forties and sixties - Walker Evans, Winogrand, Louis Faurer, Helen Levitt, among others - going through a current vision of what happens on the streets, hand in hand by Lorca DiCorcia, Beut Streuli or Lewis Baltz. A number on Street Photography without forgetting the humor, the neon, the unexpected and what will never change.
The street as a stage, Rosa Olivares.
Artistas: Robert Adams, Christopher Anderson, Eugène Atget, Lewis Baltz, Polly Braden, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Francesc Catalá- Roca, Joan Colom, Horacio Coppola, Gabriel Cualladó, Bruce Davidson, Raymond Depardon, Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, Harry Gruyaert, Jonathan Higbee, Jorquera, Sergio Larrain, Karine Laval, Helen Levitt, Fred Lyon, Andrea Mantovani, Fernando Maquieira, Boris Mikhailov, Lisette Model, Daido Moriyama, José Manuel Navia, Jason Nocito, Sylvia Plachy, Otto Snoek, Edward Steichen, Louis Stettner, Beat Streuli, Rafael Trapiello, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Walker Evans, Wim Wenders, Garry Winogrand, Adam Wiseman, Jan Yoors.
The camera on the street, Kerry Brougher.
Street Photography. The sound of the streets, Lola Garrido.
Productions of Art and Thought, S.L.
November / 2017
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The photos of Nigerian-born photographer Osaretin Ugiagbe document the beauty and sorrows witnessed during a life split between the surging Bronx streets and the half-built flyovers of Lagos, Nigeria (population 20 million strong and growing). In 2002, the then 16-year-old Ugiagbe left Nigeria for the Bronx, joining his father who had already emigrated to the US. Fifteen years later, he maintains an identity firmly planted in both worlds.
In his black and white photos, many taken without looking through the camera, he reacts to light and shadow, to the faces and bodies around him, both in the Bronx and in trips back to Nigeria.
He crafts his images through the inventive use of light, focusing on poignant and compelling themes of displacement and dislocation, and a surging, scrambling humanity looking for something better. Or sometimes just looking. The exhibited photos express Ugiagbe's individual path, but also reflect the larger framework of the struggle for cultural identity--unbelonging in the place left, not belonging at the point of arrival.
UNBELONGING (July 8 - Aug 13)
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave
Bronx, NY 10451
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