Historically, New York is the mecca of architectural photography in the United States.
Many great photographers shot its skyline, its streets, its plazas: Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, André Kertész, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, to name just a few.
Chicago has the wonderful work of John Szarkowski.
It is about time to give some attention to the Magic City. Somebody has to do something.
Let´s get started.
All photos above in large format negatives. (This photo by Bob Holmes).
Today we took away the black & white photographs from the walls of the main gallery of the Bakehouse Art Complex.
“BAC: Black & White” did not last long, but this collective exhibit by many artists of the BAC was remarkably successful. The photographs had the compelling qualities that only b&w can deliver. They were spectacular, evocative, enigmatic and disturbing.
Below is the flyer of the exhibit. It shows one picture I took from the top of One Biscayne Tower, right in the heart of downtown Miami. The picture was chosen by Lauren Wagner, our Associate Director of Exhibitions, and Arlys Raymond, our Executive Director, to illustrate the invitation.
Here is “Downtown Miami # 1″ again in a version without cropping:
At the time I took the picture – about four months ago – I did not know that the white building in the center was the “Asia”, in Brickell Key, just across the Miami River. But I soon learned it from a lot of people familiar with the area at the eastern end of Calle Ocho.