On Saturday, August 9, 2014 there will be an opening reception for a photography show I am part of with the STRATA Collective under the theme “Faith” at the Leica Gallery on 9th and F Sts. NW, DC. Please save the date and come out to see some fantastic and interesting street photographs that conjure up the various meanings of faith. Other photographers include Matt Dunn, Hector Isaac, Bill Bramble, Steve Goldenberg, Joshua Yospyn and Michael W. Hicks.
The above image is one I shot at Logan Circle in Washington, D.C., several years ago.
Press release follows:
Leica Store Washington DC Presents:
"Faith" by Strata Collective
Opening Reception is Saturday, August 9, 2014
6pm to 9pm
Leica Store DC
977 F street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone (+1) 202-787-5900
We are pushed to questions as we step into the world through the complex eyes of Strata Collective. As observers of the street they cleverly draw us close to bubbles of constructed reality and we begin to glimpse the slight or might of the varied personal trusts we live amongst.
As both photographers and engaged citizens, the members of Strata Collective explore the notions
of faith and the things people hold onto in times of uncertainty, whether it be God, country, communities, resources, family, or ideas. We’ve seen these struggles play out in towns and cities across the country - human dramas that unfold in the street. It’s on the street that faith is proclaimed, tested, reinforced and abandoned, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing American landscape.
This collection represents both new and previously exhibited photographs by the Strata Collective, specially curated for this exhibition under the theme of “Faith”.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE-
Strata is a photography collective borne out of a shared passion for the still image. Its members seek to document the beauty, humor, mystery and absurdity in the quotidian. We are not interested in stock photography nor in images that are simply illustrative. Strata strives to create images that are hard to make and even harder to categorize. Pictures that raise more questions than answers and reflect an eclectic, diverse worldview.