“The photographs that remain strong and alive seem to be when your vision and reality are so inexorably wedded together it is impossible to separate them.”
– Louis Stettner
Louis Stettner only took up color photography, along with painting, in the early 1990’s. He was particularly drawn to the Cibachrome process for its rich colors. The works in this exhibition, were all shot during annual summer visits to New York City, mostly in and around Times Square or in Paris, where he resided at that time in his life. When in New York, Stettner began each day walking the streets. He sought out the less gentrified parts of Times Square, west of Ninth Avenue, where he could still find regular New Yorkers against the backdrop of the city’s architecture, both vernacular and iconic, and in an ever process of change.
The group of photographs in this exhibition was titled by Stettner, Manhattan Pastorale. It was his last New York series.
Exhibition dates: December 2, 2023 – January 13, 2024