Capturing the innocence of children in raw black and white photography, the pictures depict truth and beauty in everyday life experiences. Several of the images are based on slices of life at the playground. The photos focus on children at play, in motion and with their families. Some images capture odd angles—almost like discombobulated body parts—that make the viewer stop in their tracks and think.
Beth is an old friend and I must say it’s her best photography work ever. My favorite of her images were made at Halloween. She captures images of kids dressed to the hilt in scary costumes that genuinely stand out in the black and white medium. My absolute favorite is titled Jokerman, a kid who somehow looks much older in the image.
After a crowded opening reception at the Chelsea gallery on Nov. 10, the photos will be on public display on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 6 p.m. through Nov. 30. The gallery is located 547 West 27th Street on the 5th Floor.
The prints are priced at $500 each for an 11 x 14 and $750 for 16 x 20.