The High Museum quietly opened a great show of vintage photography during the holidays. Julian Cox, the High Museum's head curator of photography, led ACP on a walk-thru of "Street Life
" the morning it opened. The exhibition contains work from four photographers who were mining the documentary tradition in the 60s and 70s. Photographs include a large section of Garry Winogrand's "Women Are Beautiful", photographs from Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders", Susan Meiselas' "Carnival Strippers", and Dennis Carlyle Darling's photographs of biker gangs in Chicago.
Dennis Carlyle Darling
According to Julian, the show is the direct result of donor-based acquisition, in which specific patrons enabled the High to purchase "monographic strength" work from these four photographers.I want to specifically thank Julian for his time and for the chance to record his thoughts about the show while we walked through the rooms. There's an mp3 segment of our chat below
. "Street Life" occupies the ground-floor gallery reserved for Works on Paper, and will be up until April 20th, 2008