On the Razor's Edge: Between Documentary and Fine Art Photography is a featured exhibition at the New York Photo Festival in DUMBO, Brooklyn, May 16-20, 2012.
The artists are leading documentary and editorial photographers working today and include Bruce Davidson, Rina Castelnuovo, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza, and Eugene Richards. The show is curated by Glenn Ruga.
The exhibition concept explores how photographs based on representations of our world can exist both as documentary and as fine art, and how the meaning of the work can be transformed in each environment. Each of the artists represented here produce powerful work on important global themes. The emphasis on the meaning of this work can vary if the work appears in a commercial art gallery, non-commercial art gallery, book, museum, or on the internet.
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On Thursday evening, May 17, beginning at 7:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion with five of the artists (Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza, Bruce Davidson, and Eugene Richards) to discuss the issues of form and content in documentary photography.
Following the panel will be a reception for the Razor's Edge exhibition, as well as for The Art of Documentary exhibit in the mezzanine level of powerHouse Arena. This exhibit is work from a call for entries from SocialDocumentary.net
For more information on the New York Photo Festival, including hours, tickets, and other events, see http://www.nyph.at