Friday, June 02, 2006
Tomorrow's photographers confront the present
by Leslie Camhi @ Village Voice
Pity the poor critic tasked with reviewing "reGeneration," a lively yet vexing survey of 50 emerging photographers on view at the Aperture Foundation.
Now, if someone organized a show called "Fifty Old Photographers of Yesterday," I'd be pretty interested. After all, the past is as mysterious as tomorrow; the stories museums spin about it are mostly convenient fictions; and as far as photography's concerned, I'm still recovering from the insights of the 19th century. Living inside the art world's center, where next is always best, one feels the pull of yesterday's dusty corners—they're pockets of resistance to the daily onslaught of novelty and forgetfulness.
photo: Valerie Rouyer/Aperture Foundation
reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Through June 22
Posted by David Emerick at 2:15 PM