Where to Go and What to See

~Miki Johnson

This is a big week for big exhibitions of big names in contemporary photography. Probably the biggest is a collection of image made by Lee Friedlander in parks created by Frederick Law Olmsted, particularly Central Park (which is celebrating its 150th birthday this year). The first solo show by Friedlander at the Met, A Ramble in Olmsted Parks includes many never-before-seen images.

At Howard Greenberg Gallery, the master photojournalist Marc Riboud is exhibiting On the Road: An Intrepid Photographer. Riboud is probably best known for his image of a Vietnam War protester brandishing a daisy in the face of a line of National Guard troops, but his true gift is for creating such beautiful, iconic images throughout his long career. The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, is honoring another master of documentary photography, Gordon Parks. As a fellow for the Farm Security Administration, Parks was in the company of photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, and he later won acclaim for his extensive essays for Life magazine.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: © Marc Riboud, China, 2001)

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