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Start Date:18th July 2012
End Date:28th July 2012
Shades of New York

In June 2012 Bank Street Arts showcased the photographs of Open College of the Arts’ Student and New York photographer, Tanya Ahmed, in an exhibition of photographs of the neighbourhood in which Tanya lives with her family – East 100th Street – made famous in the book by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson in the late nineteen sixties.

For this follow up exhibition, Bank Street Arts’ Photographer in Residence, Andrew Conroy and Creative Director, John Clark reinterpret Tanya’s OCA portfolio by showing work from her East 100th Street shoots and other work of the New York Marathon on screens, projections and in the windows of the gallery, to offer an interpretation of the work which differs enormously in mood and tone from Tanya’s original selection.

By taking the same body of work, staged in two completely different way, the exhibition deliberately sets out to highlight shades of difference in the way work is interpreted – from the point of view of the originator of that work and that of a neutral outsider. In doing so, we also take up the challenge that Tanya originally set herself in her East 100th Street photos – that of highlighting her own ‘insider’ viewpoint in comparison to Davidson’s ‘outsider’ stance.

Venue Map

Address:32-40 Bank Street


S1 2DS
United Kingdom
Venue Website:www.bankstreetarts.com

Images from Shades of New York

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