Monday, October 02, 2006

The Streets of New York

Outside the Selwyn Theater on New York's 42nd Street, 1955.

Listening to a story about photography on the radio is not that exciting. On the way to work this morning NPR aired a piece about an exhibit at the National Gallery featuring a description of the above shot by William Klein. Although it aroused my curiosity and the woman's impressions and descriptions were evocative, I still needed to 'see' the photo they were talking about. I think I am due for a trip to D.C. and the museums sometime soon. This exhibit is through January 15th.

4 comments:

scruffylooking said...

I have that same problem with listening to people talk about photography or art - just let me see the damn thing.

Dexter said...

Especially the pretentious jargon at times... "ineluctable modalities".... etc...

El Duderino said...

That is a great picture. Can you imagine the same picture with Honda Accord or in color?

Dexter said...

And the name on the marquee being Ashton Kutcher...