Feb. 07--The International Photography Hall of Fame is settling into its St. Louis home with an exhibition drawn from St. Louis collectors. "Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography / Prints from St. Louis Collections" opens Friday. IPHF director of administration Kathy Bradley discussed it.
Street photography is a great subject for an exhibition. How did this one come to be? It's a collaboration with one of our guest curators, Ellen Curlee. She owned her own gallery and has been working with collectors here in St. Louis. In talking with them, they found that there was a common theme (in their collections) of street photography from the 20th century.
How many photos are in the exhibition? There are 60 images that are on loan all together.
What sort of streets are represented? What are the cities? Some of them are from Paris; others are from Greece. The photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee. San Francisco-based photographer Alice Kuperberg took photographs of St. Louis'South Side over several years; those are an important part of the exhibition.
What Decisive Moments / 20th Century Street Photography / Prints from St. Louis Collections --Where International Photography Hall of Fame, 3415 Olive Street --When 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (till 8 p.m. on first Fridays) --How much $3-$5 --More info 314-535-1999; iphf.org
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