New York – NY
Gallery FIFTY ONE
Fifty One Fine Art Photography proudly presents the exhibition ‘NEW YORK – NY’ including the work of seven masters in photography who made New York their lifework.
After World War II, New York experienced strong social changes, which seemed to be the perfect breeding ground for a group of photographers to free themselves from traditions in photography. They asserted to the medium by bringing total renewal into the genre of documentary photography. Some of them joined what was later called ‘The New York School”, characterized by a social criticism on their life in the metropolis. Different from the image New York liked to spread to the world in the years 1940-1950, these photographers searched the streets for the truth behind the dynamic and prosperous look of the city. They often zoomed in on the loneliness and desolation of the habitants of the poor quarters. Their priority was not merely to observe this daily life as to give each photograph the right feeling and atmosphere.
Artists on view New York – NY
Louis Faurer, Arthur Leipzig, Ted Croner, Diane Arbus, William Klein, Bruce Davidson en Garry Winogrand.