This exhibition highlights the photographic work of Jerry Schatzberg from the 1950s – 70s. Schatzberg’s early career began in the 1950’s with photography assignments in publications such as Vogue, McCalls, Esquire, Glamour and Life magazine at the crux of the post-war boom and postmodern age in New York City. His rise as a iconic portrait photographer was marked by his intimate and emblematic images of emerging talents and thinkers of the 1960’s, including Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, The Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve and many others.
Schatzberg made his directorial debut as a non-conformist filmmaker in the 1970’s with ‘Puzzle of a Downfall Child’ starring Faye Dunaway. It was soon followed by ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ starring Al Pacino. Gene Hackman co-starred with Pacino in ‘Scarecrow’ which won the Golden Palm at The Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
Jerry Schatzberg reinvented the conventions of his time. Influenced by New Wave films from Europe, this body of work conveys a cinematic atmosphere with an emphasis on location, wide shots and odd angles to convey action, scale and mood. Through engagement with his notable subjects, he builds character and story through gesture and presence.
Jerry Schatzberg will be present at opening reception Saturday, May 4th, from 2 - 4pm.