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Orville Robertson
LOT ID: 65154
New York City, 1988 (+ New York City, 1993; set of 2 works) , 1988

Pigment Print
17 х 22 in. (43.18 x 55.88 cm.)
Signed, back

Orville Robertson, New York City, 1988. Pigment print, 17 x 22 inches (43.2 x 55.9 cm). Printed 2012
Orville Robertson, New York City, 1993. Pigment print, 17 x 22 inches (43.2 x 55.9 cm). Printed 2012

Lot description
Orville Robertson, 1957-

"My images are defined by the simple aesthetic of balancing a “child’s curiosity,” and the informal way children look at the world around them, with an adult’s learned need for structure and meaning to “make sense of it all.”

For me, street photography possesses a wonderful energy. Passersby and their self-made world create a dynamic relationship that is continuously changing – before, during, and after I have captured a part of this world with my camera. How I photograph these scenes reflects much of who I am, where I have been, and where I am going. I love being a photographer and having the opportunity to let others see the world I perceive.” - Orville Robertson

Orville Robertson, born in Jamaica, has been been photographing the streets and its residents for more than a quarter century. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States and is represented in many major museum, private, and corporate collections. He is the publisher and editor of Fotophile, the photography journal he founded in 1993. He is the co-curator of "Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers" at the Brooklyn Museum the 2001, a show highlighting one hundred living black photographers. In 2004 his group show "Man-ifestations: Photographs of Men," co-curated with Kay Kenny, was exhibited at The Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was also awarded a 2002 Fellowship in Photography by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
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