LOS ANGELES — What happened to the “gangbanger,” the figure who ruled hip-hop — and, seemingly, the streets of America’s cities — from the late 1980s to the end of the millennium? Americans projected their racial and social anxieties onto this figure, inflating him into a “superpredator,” fuel for the tough-on-crime policies of the ’90s. By the turn of the century, though, the gangbanger’s power waned in our imaginations, drained by the exploitation of the entertainment industry and by the fact that so many actual gang members had been swept into prison.
À partir du 25 mars, la galerie Hardhitta à Cologne présente une nouvelle exposition consacrée à l’un des photographes des plus radicaux de notre époque, Miron Zownir.
There have been great photographers, like Diane Arbus, whose oeuvre focuses on those at the edge of society, and there have been great street photographers. But few have managed to combine the two modes with the same rich poeticism as Miron Zownir, whose monochrome works capture the intensity, danger and strange beauty of the modern city’s margins.
The exhibition BERLIN NOIR – Pictures of a City from 1978 to 2016 with works by Miron Zownir will be open at the Hardhitta Gallery in Cologne from 28 March to 27 May 2017. Zownir is widely regarded as one of the most radical representatives of contemporary photography. The artist will be attending the opening reception, which takes place on 25 March from 18.00 to 21.00.
BERLIN NOIR is pre-orderable!