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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Currently at Oklahoma City Museum

Jeff Ladd, New York City, 2002

What: "Crosswalks: Street Photography." Presents 47 works by 14 photographers from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. The exhibition portrays the unique, split-second revelations found through the art of street photography. Captured on the streets of New York, London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Athens, Melbourne, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Palm Springs, and Dallas, each momentary image challenges the viewer’s perceptions of composition, content, and the nature of photography.

When: May 24 through September 17, 2006

Where:
Third Floor
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100

Richard Sandler, Van Cleef, 1986

Who:
Curated by New York City photographer Mason Resnick in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Photographers include John Beeching, Richard Bram, Melanie Einzig, David Gibson, Nils Jorgensen, Jeffrey Ladd, Jesse Marlow, Mike Peters, Mason Resnick, Richard Sandler, Gary Mark Smith, Paul Treacy, Nick Turpin, and Amani Willett.

From the Promo: "The street photographer is always curious, looking to capture ethereal, momentary interactions. At its best, street photography (a catch-all phrase describing photos made surreptitiously in public places) provides a tension between form and content that resolves itself in humor, irony, and even insights into the human condition. The subjects are real, unaware of the photographer, and therefore captured in an un-self-conscious state. Traditional rules of composition are often set aside, as the street photographer invents a uniquely photographic language out of chaos."

John Beeching, Untitled, 1973

How much: Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Admission free for children five and under and for Museum members. Groups of 15 or more, $4 per person.

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Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, thanks to JIM MEEKS

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