The monthlong celebration of photography that is the FotoFocus Biennial has brought lots of great things to the city. In addition to John Water’s talk, there are lectures and exhibits throughout downtown. One particular gallery is dedicated to the work of Vivian Maier, who I’d been enamored with since the story of her street photography emerged somewhat recently.
(She was a nanny in the Northeast and Chicago who always carried a camera and snapped photos, but seldom if ever shared her work. Discovered after her passing, the photographs have emerged along with a documentary that attempts to piece together her life.)
I love her stuff. I almost recommend trying to see the exhibit before watching the documentary. It changed my perspective a bit.
Our small group wandered the city and popped in a few of the other exhibits and enjoyed them muchly.
My personal favorite were the Matthew Porter prints above. I need to research how the images were made. I’m guessing photography and CGI.
Jeremy inspects Paul Graham’s “34th Street, 4th June 2010”
Moyra Davey “Subway Writers”
I don’t know who is behind this Free Slave Animals van, but they’ve got a keen sense of design.