An exciting group show of photographs from the 1970’s is showing at the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City. “When Color was New” includes 40 color prints from 20 photographers including Stephen Shore (above), John Pfahl and Joel Sternfeld (below). The exhibit is comprised of varied aesthetics from quick snapshots to thoroughly planned stills.
It seems bizarre now, but color photography was not initially accepted as an art form back then. The art world was, as usual, dragged kicking and screaming into the obvious.
“When Color was New: vintage photographs from around the 1970s” also features work by, Harry Callahan, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, Mitch Epstein, Walker Evans, Luigi Ghirri, Nan Goldin, Dan Graham, Jan Groover, David Hockney, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz, Paul Outerbridge, Martin Parr, Arthur Siegel, Boyd Webb and Terry Wild.
When Color was New
Vintage Photographs from Around the 1970’s
7 July – 6 September 2008
Julie Saul Gallery