Monday, March 18, 2013

In Brooklyn New York : Go + See


Jim Naughten : Conflict and Costume
March 14 - May 4 2013
111 Front Street 
New York, New York

Woman in Yellow Dress (2012) 
Herero Woman in Pattern Dress (2012) 
Herero Woman in Patchwork Dress (2012)
Herero Cavalry Cadets (2012) 
Herero Soldier in Khaki (2012)
Herero Man with Cow's Head (2012

Herero Woman in Blue Dress (2012)
Herero Cadet in Kilt (2012)
     Herero Woman in Orange Dress (2012)     

All Images ©Jim Naughten / courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City

Lately, I have thought a lot about one of the most useful aspects of photography .It is so basic we sometime take it for granted ,photography shows us worlds we do not know and catalog them for future generations to see.These elegant images by Jim Naughten does just that. in a manner that brought to my mind two diverse cultural markers the Gee's Bend Alabama quilt makers and the Bechers. The vast plain of Namibia with it bright white light might as well be seamless paper in a studio with specimens placed front and center,yet these photographs and the accompanying   book tells us a story about traditions and survival.                                                                                                                         

All I can say is be brave like I was this past weekend.Go to Brooklyn and see what is at  Klompching Gallery  

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