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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Decisive Moments

Art's all around. Even in mug shots. Alan Klotz gallery explores this concept in its "Photography Is Not an Art!" exhibit. Displaying crime scene photos, NASA images, experimental photography, and family snapshots, the show drives home the point that the decisive moment is the most important technique in photography. One problem with the exhibit is that the images are crammed onto the walls, with only a few inches on all sides between the pictures. My favorite images were those depicting crime scenes or the police photos. I could see some contemporary artist ripping off the above photo, describing it as "mixed media, gelatin silver print, staples, ink."