Monday, November 28, 2011

Photography Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art - Zoe Strauss: TenYears

Daddy Tattoo, 2005, Zoe Strauss, AmericanThe Philadelphia Museum of Art has become one of the foremost exhibitors of fine art photography in the nation. Zoe Strauss: Ten Years looks to be a wonderful exhibition worthy of this great institution.

This exhibition will run from January 14, 2012 through April 22, 2012

Strauss (American, born 1970) states that her ambition is “to create an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life.”

Zoe Strauss: Ten Years will offer one version of that narrative, presenting approximately one hundred and fifty of her photographs, along with slideshows displaying more of her imagery, and installations on billboards throughout Philadelphia that will extend the exhibition beyond the Museum.

Between 2001 and 2010, Strauss hosted yearly day-long exhibitions of her photographs under an elevated section of I-95. She affixed prints to columns in an area roughly the size of a football field, providing visitors with a map keyed to a list of photograph titles. Prints of the exhibited images were available for sale for five dollars, with Strauss stationed at a nearby table to sign them.
This exhibition sounds extremely interesting. I expect to be there when it opens.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

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