Through the Crowd
Opening reception: Thursday 8 March from 18:00 to 21:00.
About the exhibition
When a crowd rushes to gather around a spectacle, the photographer stands ready.
The spectacle that unfolds – whether an animal carcass at a street market, a religious procession, or historic event – results from an unrehearsed action, in contrast to group photography which, for its part, is orchestrated by the photographer.
In capturing crowds, the photographer utilizes what have become the guiding rules of photojournalism. He assumes the role of spectator, chooses a favorable vantage point, and releases the shutter upon the immediate action, eagerly capturing the haphazards of instantaneity.