John and Michael, 16th Street, 1980 John’s Caddy, 6th Avenue, 1975 Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, a movement was afoot. The media called it “white flight” and sang it…
Brooklyn native Larry Racioppo headed west for two years before returning to his hometown in December 1970. He took a job at the phone company and a class at SVA, which inspired him to start photographing the world in which he lived. Then little by little, everything began to change.
Photographer Tom M. Johnson is a long time west coast friend who moved to Pittsburgh a couple of years ago. Like any transplant or immigrant, it was at first, difficult to make the transition. As a editorial and advertising portrait photographer and an ar
What I like about the photographs of Narelle Autio is that they depict the universal joy of being at the seaside. It is about playing, jumping of jetties, building castles, catching the biggest fish, it is about relaxing, about forgetting time, watching marvelous skies, and gazing to an empty horizon. And also about the excitement of the waves, the feeling of freedom and the caresses of the water, yet also the awareness of danger. I am very fond of the sea myself and by looking at Autio’s works I see that it is about the great joy in small things, about individuals experiencing their own stories, and yet something which is universal. I remember showing her work in the gallery in Amsterdam to an Australian visitor. She was moved to tears, the photographs made her homesick. Narelle Autio on the web: stillsgallery.com. Froukje Holtrop is the curator for Australia at Canvas International Art.