terça-feira, 17 de novembro de 2009

"Rephotographing W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project"

1. W. Eugene Smith, Polish Army War Veterans Home, 1956
2. Matthew Liam Conboy, After W.E.S: Polish Army War Veterans Home, 2008
3. Matthew Liam Conboy, Telephone Building, 2007

"In 1955, W. Eugene Smith was commissioned to produce 100 photographs for Stefan Lorant’s book on Pittsburgh over three weeks. He ended up making 17,000 pictures during visits over two years and received a Guggenheim in support of his ambitious photo essay. Fifty years later, photographer Matthew Conboy rephotographs the images that Smith created, using digital tools to position both Smith’s and his own movements through the city. Conboy, along with rephotography practitioners such as Douglas Levere, who rephotographed Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York (1939) and Mark Klett and colleagues who rephotographed early survey images of the American West by Timothy O’Sullivan, William Henry Jackson, and others in 1977 and again in 1997, use rephotography as a means to both explore photography as a material practice and to comment on change in the built environment." [Foto8]

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