Class Trip

#1/ Matthew Pillsbury: City Stages

Definitely one of my favorite exhibition. The exhibit consist of familiar landscapes and places that I’ve visited countless times. I love the timelessnes of the black and white photography whilst the photographs themselves depict a fleeing passage of time.His photographs are long shot with a wide depth of field, dominantly eye-level and a very slow shutter speed (up to an 1 hour long).

#2/ The Heart & The Eye: Henri Cartier and Robert Frank in the World Gallery

This exhibition ranged from the 1930s-1960s, they portray a slice of life with the subjects being children and random everyday people. I love that Cartier’s photographs are mesmerizing in that the subjects are looking directly at the camera and Frank’s photographs are looking into the lives of his subjects. Long to medium shots with wide depth of field and normally eye-level point of view makes this exhibition memorable.

#3/ Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

This hauntingly beautiful exhibition showcases some very mesmerizing landscape photographs. His photographs are taken during cloudy, rainy and wet days except the ones with the woman. Hido’s photographs seems like paintings and not pictures creating a sense of pensive loneliness. Hido used a lot go long shots with a wide depth of field with low contrast and mostly asymmetrical.

#4/ Jerome Liebling: Matter of Life and Death

The Butterfly Boy, I knew I would like this exhibit once I saw that it showcased one of my personal favorite photographs. Both black and white and color photography, his portraits of people are honest. They make you want to know more about them, Liebling’s subjects seems to hypnotize you with their eyes and makes you, the viewer, wonder. The photographs, themselves are eye-level and mostly symmetrical. This is one unexpected stop that I’m glad we made.

#5/ Reiner Gerritsen, Adam Magyar, David Molander: Metro

This collection of photographs are interesting and relatable. The subway and the people are the subjects of these pictures and video. Molander’s photographs are digitally manipulated to create a dark complex New York. His photograph are taken using a variety of different angles and long shots with a wide depth of field. Gerritsen’s photographs focuses on people in the subway cars, taken at eye-level and Magyar’s photographs are bird’s eye-view, showing people coming and going. His video is the most interesting because it turned 12 seconds into 12 minutes using a high speed camera.

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1 Response to Class Trip

  1. rmichals says:

    well written. I am surprised that you are the only student who wrote about Leibling. His work is try direct and of familiar places so I was amazed that more of your colleagues didn’t write about it. Butterfly boy is great as are many of his portraits.

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