Friday, July 01, 2005

Amazing Photographer I Never Heard Of Before!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/arts/design/01gall.html?pagewanted=3

Go to the NY Times July 1st New York gallery reviews and scroll down to Elizabeth Heyert's review; read it, then click on the slide show further up the page. Her photograph is the 7th slide down.

Heyert took the photos in a Harlem mortuary where the dead are laid out in all their finery, expressing their lives as both how they were - and as how they would have liked them to have been. While no reference is made to the King Tut exhibit here at LACMA, the parallels are obvious.

Powerful, haunting, beautiful work.

UPDATE! More on Elizabeth Heyert at:

http://www.jmcolberg.com/weblog/archives/001651.html

http://www.houkgallery.com/heyert-travellers/pr.html

1 comment:

photoman said...

Thanks for the tip, Cowboy. Incredible work. I hope some gallery out here picks her up.