Thursday, October 01, 2009
Barbara Crane @the Chicago Cultural Center
Barbara Crane's 60-year photography retrospective opens tonight with a reception at the Chicago Cultural Center. Covering a wide range of her work with over 200 prints, this should be an eye opener for a lot of people. I've been a fan of her People of the North Portal series for years. In the early 70's she photographed people leaving the entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry, capturing them with all sorts of expressions. The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College owns over 100 prints from this series.
I also recently just saw her book Barbara Crane: Private Views. It comprises a series of Polaroids she took with a Speed Graphic camera in the early 80's that were all shot in Chicago crowds, mostly from waist level. She ended up with these great images of people interacting with each other in close quarters.
Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision
Thursday, October 1, 2009
6 to 8pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington
The show will be up through January 10, 2010.