Levitt’s work typifies the inner world of a person utterly and easily delighted with life—the lives of others, of objects, of despondent and celebratory moments. Her photographs portray a sensitive and honest world unclouded by the politics or social mores of her time.Read More
The nature of Devil’s Pool is truly gorgeous, but what Kaufman’s eye dwells most lovingly on is the people, especially their gestures, the body language of those standing on the rocks, flying through the air, or hanging around in the water. She’s also good with faces.Read More
For the museum, this exhibit of Indian contemporary photography is a great complement to the PMA’s commitment to Indian art. For Philadelphians, the show is a great introduction to work that has not been widely exhibited here before.Read More
This beautifully produced and spectacularly illustrated book offers a six-continent tour of twenty-
five sculpture parks; readers are unlikely to know of most of the collections, which can be visited only with considerable planning, if at all. Three are exclusively private, one is open on a single day every year, and another is best viewed from a hotair balloon.
A deep blue sky melts into a silvery fluorescence at the horizon, permeated with the crisp black silhouettes of branches shattering across the frame.Read More
There is something fascinating, even profound, about the notion of an African immigrant community in China, as there is about the large population of Chinese, who have received much attention, now living in Africa. Little Road North is part of the narrative that documents and studies the viability of such immigrant communities.Read More
Dave Heath (b. Philadelphia 1931) was abandoned by his family at an early age, growing up in the Philadelphia foster care system. This lack of a true sense of belonging clearly shaped both his need to connect with the world through photography and the sense of longing and solitude that hovers thick in the air around his work.Read More
A Monet-like photograph of water lilies fading in water (Stephen Shore), a monstrous face drawn over a dark backdrop (William E. Parker), and printed leaf-cutouts installed in conversation with images of birds on the exhibition walls (Eileen Neff)–all these photographs might seem disconnected on first impression, but this would be deceptive.Read More
The Light Room’s 5th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition demonstrates the daunting curatorial challenge of presenting a coherent exhibition of the work of eight photographers working without an organizing theme. I do not think that the members of the Light Room and the 3rd Street Gallery have accomplished that, but there are some wonderful pieces here, and obviously a group of talented and skillful photographers.Read More
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