The Art of Street Photography
August 13-September 10
reception Saturday August 13, 7-10 pm
presents Street: Life, a group show dedicated to the art of street
photography. Street photography is defined as a type of documentary photography
that features subjects in candid situations within public places such
as streets, parks, beaches, malls and other settings.
really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph
them." --Diane Arbus
What Arbus suggests, is that in every city and urban environment, there
are the people and things that remain largely unseen and ignored. They
are generally the every day, working citizen. Through documentary photography,
light is shed upon the anonymous. Street photography uses the techniques
of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like
holding up a mirror to society.
Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from
its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught
at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography
takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely
personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral
experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.
Artists with work on display will be:
review of STREET: LIFE
drkrm is an exhibition space dedicated to the display and survey of popular
cultural images, fine art photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic
processes. drkrm is located at 727 S. Spring Street in the Gallery Row
district of Downtown Los Angeles.