“Pedestrians 1985 & 2015” – Street photography in downtown Miami
Opening Reception and artist talk
Friday February 5th
3pm to 5pm
Photography by Liam Crotty & David D. Spitzer
Curated by Liam Crotty & Oscar Fuentes
February 1 ‑ May 14, 2016
Main Library, 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
We are pleased to announce “Pedestrians 1985 & 2015” a street photography exhibit, open to the public.
The inspiration for this street photography exhibit began 30 years ago when photographer David D. Spitzer created a unique body of work. Spitzer’s concept was to walk up and down Flagler Street – which is considered to be the commercial heart of old Miami – specifically between Biscayne Boulevard on the East and the County Court House on the West documenting people and street life along the way.
Fast forward thirty years. Spitzer’s concept completely resonated with Miami street photographer Liam Crotty, who had the idea of recreating it – thus playing upon a theme Crotty had used in 2008, when he recreated some of Norman Rockwell’s work in his exhibit: “Finding Norman Rockwell’s Small Town America.”
With his current exhibit, Crotty’s goal is to portray Flagler Street by highlighting the differences that have occurred over 30 years: people, fashion, hair styles, automobiles, signage, businesses, some are the same but most have changed; Crotty uses his camera as a time machine, linking both past and future into timeless photography.
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