Gallery Visit: Aperture Foundation

Gallery Visit: Aperture Foundation


Exhibition: Refocus: A Collaboration between Aperture and WeTransfer

Exhibition: Guadalupe Rosales: Legends Never Die, A Collective Memory

Siân Davey

Janet Delaney, Children Who Live On Natoma Street, 1980

Joe Nishizawa, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Futaba-machi/Okuma-machi, Fukushima, April 12, 2016

Guadalupa Rosales, Legends Never Die, 2015











I personally was inspired by Janet Delaney, Children Who Live On Natoma Street, 1980 because of how warm the photo was. It was raw and captured the kids’ emotions and personality. Just by looking at the photo, I felt calm and literally my heart melted. The few observations that I made at the exhibition was how it was layed out. I thought the collaboration of photos were connected to one another and uniform. All of the photographers captured human life and how they live. Guadalupa Rosales use of social media to archive of photographs connected to Latinx culture and document communities is astonishing. For Sian Davey, I thought she captured human psychological landscapes around her.  Also, Joe Nishizawa explores and captures the life of modern Japanese after the horrific event of Fukushima in 2011. His works reveals the truth and reality of how life goes on even after a environmental disaster. Nishizawa’s  photos are much more colder compared to the other photographers, but I feel that shows more truth.

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