Tuesday 02 October 2007
Sasha Wolf’s new gallery in Tribeca is opening with an exhibition is of Paul McDonough’s New York street work from 1968-1972.
McDonough arrived in New York in 1967 with a 35mm camera and an entrée – through childhood friend Tod Papageorge – into the photography workshops and social networks of street photographer Garry Winogrand.
Emerging from an early career as a studio easel painter, McDonough found photographing on the streets liberating. “It satisfied my sketching impulses,” he said. “… I learned to carry a camera everywhere, all the time, loaded with 400-speed film.”
This show is a must-see for all lovers of street photography. We recommend heading down to 10 Leonard Street, Tribeca, New York before the show ends on 10th November.
If you can’t get there, you can see the show online at www.sashawolf.com
In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.
Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.Read more
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