—>Alyssa visits 3rd Street Gallery to see works by members of the Light Room, Philadelphia’s only photography cooperative. The experience brings to light distinct personalities with some high points. –the artblog editors—————–> Throughout the Light Room’s members show at 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia’s only photography co-op displays work by an across-the-board population in terms of age and career breadth. With seven photographers (Michelle Cade, Joshua Hopkins, Ronald Corbin, Holley Robbins, Annarita Gentile, Gordon Stillman and Richard Gretzinger), all CVs on hand boast rich careers (in other fields in addition to photography), and the influence of this varied experience on each ... More » »
by Alyssa Greenberg The opening of the Lightroom Gallery’s Two Cultures exhibition, featuring the work of the photo gallery members Ranjoo Prasad and Tony Rocco, saw a steady turnout, with audience members drawn by the magnetic qualities of both photographers’ work. Although rooted in two different parts of the globe, Prasad and Rocco’s photographs were given a sense of unity by their highly composed styles and close attention to the inner lives of their subjects. Both artists’ work also dealt in some way with distance, as evidenced by their respective biographies. But the similarity ends there.