Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Grammar of Photography: A 4 Person Show at Pratt SCPS Gallery, Opening February 19

Photographs can be many things. Some document a fleeting moment. Others transform their subject through light or perspective. Photographs tell us about the world as it is, or as the photographer imagines it.

Almost 3 years ago, I began teaching a course in visual literacy at Pratt SCPS called The Grammar of Photography. The goal of the course is to develop students’ ability to see in photographic terms and begin the process of aligning visual style and subject matter.

This exhibition showcases the current work of four alumni of the very first Grammar of Photography class: Debra Bilow, Ed Forti, Paul Kessel, and Felice Simon. While style and subject matter may differ, each of the exhibitors has succeeded in producing work that bears the stamp of a clearly defined personal vision. The result is photographs not just taken but made with a point of view. That’s not an easy task. I commend each of them for their hard work and dedication.

The Grammar of Photography
featuring the work of: Debra Bilow, Ed Forti, Paul Kessel, and Felice Simon

Exhibition Dates: February 19 - March 21, 2016
Opening February 19, 6:00-8:00pm

Pratt SCPS Gallery
144 14th St., 2nd Fl, New York, NY

Debra Bilow

Ed Forti

Paul Kessel

Felice Simon

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