Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Abby Robinson to lecture at SVA
Photo by Abby Robinson, All rights reserved
Photographer Abby Robinson will lecture at 7 pm tonight (Thursday, March 18) at The School of Visual Arts Amphitheatre, 209 East 23rd St, NYC, as part of the 2010 CCNY Lecture Series. More info here.
When I first met Abby, she was teaching a workshop on humor and photography. Later I saw her pictures. The B & Ws from early in her career are often funny, but not always feel-good funny. They can feel harshly examined, like specimens under powerful lights. They can sometimes make you wince and laugh at the same time.
Her more recent color photographs -- meticulously rendered photo studios from Asia -- are another story. True, the studios can't really be approached without irony by a westerner, but the gorgeous swooning color is pure pleasure. Abby may think whatever she likes as she takes these pictures. Her senses are in love.