Looking at You
When brought face-to-face with a camera, many people ask, “Who is taking my picture, and why?” Children often smile, but many people will look into the lens dispassionately, as if surrendering to the inevitable violation of their privacy. All are asking: “Who are you? This is my life, what is yours like?” They are not objects to be dispassionately observed.
In answering these questions, Birmingham’s thinking shifts from the photograph‘s composition to the lives lived by those in the frame, which consequently shapes his view of the world and his response to it.
This exhibition has been postponed to Fall 2021.