Thursday, April 09, 2009

Rare Visit

The other day at the Chicago Cultural Centre...we saw an amazing show of photographs. They were taken, over a period of a few years of the inside of African American churches in Chicago. The artists statement began by saying that we have become used to churches on tv as super huge and organized and rich. We might forget that many churches are in reclaimed spaces and serve intimate neighbourhood groups. These are some of the best sets of photographs I've seen ina long time. I want to go back and buy a few of the catalogues as soon as possible The photographers name is Dave Jordano and he is brilliant! If you are in the Chiago area...these are spaces yo might never ever see and these photographs are magic. You must see this art show and the Cultural Centre is open free to the public.

Related Links:

1.) Interview with Dave Jordano
2.) Museum of Contemporary Photography.
3.) Review of Jordano's recent photos.
4.) MORE.
5.) Photos...In Washington, D.C.


tweetey30 said...

Beautiful photo's... I like art but I havent seen to many art Galleries here in GB.

pjazzypar said...

Hey Candy Minx! I love visiting your page because you always have the best pictures :-) I received your email, got busy and forgot to respond (shame on me). Anyhow, glad to have you stateside. The U.S. is definitely a classier place now that you are here. I wish I could get to the Chicago Cultural Center. I guess I have to live vicariously through you :-D