Gallery Report

Aperture Gallery

Photographer, Mathew Pillsbury

Exhibit: City Stages

 1)What types of photographs are in this exhibit? The photographer displayed black and white images that captured subjects in motion.

2)What is the photographer’s subject matter?  The people in motion.The photographer usage of motion blur was amazing and intriguing to me. The images drew me in and made me wander how I could recreate such a masterful piece.

3)What is the photographer’s subject?  The subjects are Life in motion and stolen moments. NYC fast paced everyday hustle and bustle.

4)How does the photographer achieve this?  The long exposure time allows you to catch glimpses of people and motion and gives you a strong sense of movement in its stillness.

 5)What are the main formal devices that the photographer uses?  The photographer used varied techniques the ones that I felt that were repetitive were eye level point of view, high contrast, long shots, the rule of thirds and shallow depth of field.

Robert Mann Gallery, NYC

Photographer Wijnanda Deroo

Exhibit: Rijksmuseum

1)What types of photographs are in this exhibit?  The photographer images were  of open archways and unfinished spaces.

2)What is the photographer’s subject matter?  The photographers subjects were structures that appeared to be under reconstruction.

 3)What is the photographer’s subject?  The renovation process of Holland’s national museum.

4)How does the photographer achieve this?  The photographer documented the demolition, desolation, and reconstruction for a decade. The use of light was dim and dulling at times, yet the pastel colors create a warm undertone. What we see in the exhibit is the retransformation through Derros’ eyes.

 5)What are the main formal devices that the photographer uses? The photographers used long shots and most of the photos composition were primarily symmetrical. There were a few which displayed many curves in the archways, Derros’ also displays a wide depth of field at eye level, with high and low contrast and strong vertical and horizontal lines.
Danzinger Gallery, NYC

Photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson & Robert Frank

The Heart and The Eye

1)What types of photographs are in this exhibit? These photographs are black and white taken between the mid 1930′s and 1940’s.

2)What is the photographer’s subject matter? These photographs displayed a lot of hard working people in their every day life.

3)What is the photographer’s subject? The photographers captured emotions of people in active and still images.

 4)How does the photographer achieve this?  Both photographers traveled a great deal to get their images. Henri Cartier-Brenson was more technical in a sense by taking pictures that thought of. Robert Frank photographs were more heartfelt and emotional because emotion gives his work meaning.

5)What are the main formal devices that the photographer uses?  High contrast, rule of thirds, sharp, close up, and medium shot were all used.

 Julie Saul Gallery

Photographers: Reinier Gerritsen, Adam Magyar and David Molander

Exhibit: Metro

1)What types of photographs are in this exhibit? Everyday life in transit.

 2)What is the photographer’s subject matter? The photos illustrated tight spaces and open spaces, packed trains and busy streets.

 3)What is the photographer’s subject? These photographs display our daily lives in transit to and from home, work and/or school. Some of these photos show people mentally distant from each other yet closely occupying their personal space. The intimacy or chaos in these photographs make you want to scrutinize them further.

 4)How does the photographer achieve this?  The compilation of different shots from the same scene added to the mood of the images.

 5)What are the main formal devices that the photographer uses? There are some photographs in bird eye’s view and eye level. Another group of photos are filled with illusions, be being composed with a layered effect that gave it a feel of chaos.

 Clamp Art, Gallery, NYC

Photographer Nancy Burson

Exhibit: Composites

1)What types of photographs are in this exhibit?  Nancy Burson created computer-generated composite portraits in the late 1970s to early 1980s in collaboration with researchers at M.I.T. the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Photographs that are distorted versions of digital photographs way before photoshop was even invented.

 2)What is the photographer’s subject matter? The photographer has been interested in the relationship between science, art and humanity.

3)What is the photographer’s subject? The subjects were animals, there were a few celebrities and some political figures.

4)How does the photographer achieve this? Many of the portraits are black and white or sepia photographs with two or more images combined creating a single photograph.

5)What are the main formal devices that the photographer uses?  The photographs are mostly close up portraits.

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1 Response to Gallery Report

  1. rmichals says:

    Very thorough. I agree that Robert Frank’s photos have more emotion than Bresson’s. I can’t quite put my finger on why.

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