Addison Gallery Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Louis Faurer Retrospective (thru July 28, 2002)
Two rooms filled with black and white pictures predominantly from the 1930′s thru the 1950′s. A lesser known street photographer, Louis Faurer, like Robert Frank and others, produced many of the photographic images that form the visual backdrop to our mind map of those times. Faurer’s work was completley unknown to me until this visit. The work stands on its own both from a content and technical perspective.
Louis Faurer, The Accident, Lexington Avenue, New York City, 1952, gelatin silver print, courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
(This photo is actually the result of an error. It is a double exposure. The chalk outline on the street is an earlier picture of an accident with the chilled boy taken later.)
(The title for this picture on the gallery’s web site is incorrect. Unfortunately I do not have the correct information. Probably from the 1930′s in New York City. One of many photos Faurer took of beggars, indigents, and others down on their luck)
(both pictures borrowed from the Addison Gallery web site without permission)