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Friday, May 4, 2012

"The Family of Man"in black and white

If you haven't gone to see the impressive black and white photo exhibit "Reconsidering the Family of Man" at  "Artspace at untitled" in Oklahoma City, you're missing out on an internationally significant show.

At the repeated  urging of photographer, friend and colleague Mark Zimmerman I drove down and saw it yesterday. I forgot to ask how many of these photos are up, all with human subjects, from around the world, but it's extensive and moving.

It's up until May 27 and it's free at this non-profit organization in an old building with lots of open space. www.artspaceatuntitled.org

There are a few familiar names up, and most you've never heard of unless you're a photo expert like Zimmerman http://markwzimmerman.com/  and any other graduates of our program.

The famous ones? One by Ansel Adams, one by Georgia O'Keeffe, one by Arnold Newman. One by Barry Goldwater (Yes, he was a photographer too). Here they are, taken with an iPhone, so go see them in really great quality yourself (Interestingly, Director Jon Burris  says the next exhibition will be international also, of cell-phone photos). Can't wait. Most of these photos are from the PSA, the Photographic Society of America. www.psa-photo.org

Ansel Adams

George O'keeffe

Arnold Newman of Picasso

Barry Goldwater, titled "Church"
Looking out the door of TAP you see Oklahoma City and the Devon tower.

And SandRidge building, in Thunder playoff season

You just know I had to throw in Simon and Garfunkel, from one version of "Kodachrome""...everything looks better in black and white."

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