Photo Essay: Photos at an Exhibition

Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas

Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center – Austin, Texas

Perhaps, with bit of inspiration from the current Harry Ransom Center exhibit, I created this essay, “Photos at an Exhibition”. Shot today, the day before the current photography exhibit closes. “Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions” is a mixture of different works that, according to the museum, has or will have significance, photographically. I, not being a student of Photographic History, found some of the justifications hard to swallow. I’ll take the word of the curators but some of these images struck me with a vague feeling of the artist trying too hard at creative justifications. The some kind of feeling I got, when looking at abstract modern art.

Unlike “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” that I saw a few years ago. Few of the works spoke to me with the exception of the Carpooler’s series by Alejandro Cartagena. It maybe the way I think. I tend to like variations on a theme and a consistent structure.

I attend exhibits to broaden my perspective and, just maybe, encouraging me to do something different. With any luck, images in this post might qualify.

Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas
Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas
Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas
Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas
Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas
Photos at an Exhibition, Harry Ransom Center - Austin, Texas

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5 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Photos at an Exhibition

    1. i’m glad I reminded you. Actually, someone on FB mentioned the Warhol’s Polaroid studies, which were also interesting. Almost seems current with the popularity of Instax and Instagram.

  1. Like the images. I am being drawn more and more into B&W for all photographic areas. Did not know this exhibit was happening. Will go see now thanks to you!

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