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Urban Chronicles: American Color Photography

Curated by Todd Brandow

“Urban Chronicles: American Color Photography” is a captivating exhibition that unfolds the rich tapestry of life as seen through the eyes of seven pioneering photographers. This exhibition is not just a display of images; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of streets, capturing the unscripted stories that unfold in the everyday. Each photograph, a snapshot in time, reveals the intricate interplay of life and color, narrating tales that resonate with the vibrancy of the human experience.

Featuring the exceptional works of William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Daniel Arnold, and Anastasia Samoylova, this group exhibition showcases the transformative power of color photography. From the poetic compositions of Eggleston, which find beauty in the mundane, to the meticulous attention to color harmony in Shore’s portrayal of the American landscape, each artist contributes a unique voice to this collective narrative. Joel Meyerowitz’s dynamic capture of the streets of New York City highlights color as a living element, while Saul Leiter’s dreamlike use of hues invites contemplation of fleeting moments. Vivian Maier’s keen eye uncovers the unnoticed beauty in daily life, and Daniel Arnold’s candid snapshots offer an unfiltered glimpse into the essence of the present. Anastasia Samoylova’s work challenges our perceptions by blending the natural with the digital, reflecting on the evolving nature of photography in the contemporary world.

“Urban Chronicles: American Color Photography” invites you to embark on a visual odyssey that celebrates the diversity, vitality, and complexity of daily life. Through the lens of color photography, this exhibition transcends the ordinary, offering a deeper understanding of our shared existence and the myriad stories that animate the streets of America. Join us in exploring the boundless possibilities of color in narrating the rich, multifaceted tapestry of life.



"Urban Chronicles: American Color Photography" consists of approximately 70 prints.

Exhibition Partner

This exhibition has been co-organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne, and UNIQUEPIECE, in association with Hyundai Card to be presented at Storage Hyundai Card.


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