‘Storied People’ photos by Charles Martin – NYC thru 3/12/16


Ornette Coleman (2012)
Digital silver print
20 x 16 inches
by Charles Martin

‘Storied People’
Charles Martin

June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

12 February – 12 March, 2016

“The photo portrait for me is primarily a record of an encounter, a moment of complicity: the person sees that the photographer is taking a photo, and the person allows the image to be. There is a story that goes along with the portrait and, taking in the images, you can judge for yourself if the story and the image go together as you would suspect. In that sense, these photos all are of ‘storied people.’”

—Charles Martin (SM)

This exhibition of black and white prints is Charles Martin’s sixth solo show at June Kelly Gallery. He has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and had solo exhibitions at the Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Algeria; Musée de la Halle St. Pierre, Paris; Henry Street Settlement, NY; Imã Foto Galeria, São Paulo; and numerous universities and colleges. His book of photographs, Because of Algiers, is available through Amazon.com. Further work includes publications in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, the New York Times and various journals. Martin has produced and directed documentary, art, and music films, including Playing New York and, for Bank of America, The Hewitt Collection of African American Art.

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