Opening: STREET:LIFE The Art of Street Photography @ Drkrm Gallery

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The Art of Street Photography
Group Show

August 13-September 10

Opening reception Saturday August 13, 7-10 pm

drkrm presents Street: Life, a group show dedicated to the art of street photography. Street photography is defined as a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls and other settings.

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” –Diane Arbus

What Arbus suggests, is that in every city and urban environment, there are the people and things that remain largely unseen and ignored. They are generally the every day, working citizen. Through documentary photography, light is shed upon the anonymous. Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.

Some of the artists on display will be:

Marco Romano Bhimani
Greg Day
Philip Fagan
Ryan Herz
Alan Kroeber
Wayne Onyshko
Richard Sandler
Scot Sothern
Lou Stoumen
Rush Varela

drkrm/gallery exhibits popular cultural images, fine art photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes. drkrm/gallery is located at 727 S. Spring Street in the Gallery Row district of Downtown Los Angeles. Regular gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12-6 p.m.

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