Sunday, December 11, 2011

Off the Cuff

The photographs Blessing of the Horses and Rough Rider are from Guanajuato state in the heartland of Mexico. They are part of an exhibit Off the Cuff that opens at the Minneapolis Photo Center on January 20 and runs through February 26.

The exhibition is described by London based juror Madeline Yale as "demonstrating the complex role photography plays as a witness and accomplice in seeing the world.”  These are spontaneous and unrehearsed moments in time captured by the eye of camera, fleeting and never to occur just that way again.  Much of the work in the show falls in the category of street photography: fly on the wall imagery with the photographer as observer of life’s story.