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Preview: Walking Juarez, Bruce Berman, Camera Work Gallery, Scranton, PA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on May 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Image by Bruce Berman

Camera Work Gallery is showing off the beautiful and powerful work of Bruce Berman whilst in Juarez, Mexico. 

From Berman’s Artist Statement:

I live in El Paso, three blocks from Juárez, México. I moved there in 1980 and have, primarily, looked south ever since. The work in this show –and in my book- depicts my experiences while walking in Juárez.

In 1980, I wrote in my journal, after my first walk in the borderlands of El Paso/Juárez, “…I have seen a new world. It is both physical fact and myth. It is a place with a line drawn through it and on each side of that line there are metaphoric mirrors that reflect back at each other, distorting each other. It is the USA/Mexican border and I am going to make my stand here.”

I set out to tell the truth of a place. Maybe I did that a little, but in the end –and I think it is part of what photography is all about- I found out about me, a lot. Living and working in a place so opposite of the United States, I knew I was into something entirely different than what I had known before, from my roots in Chicago, and I immediately realized I didn’t belong there, and, that’s where I wanted to be.

So, how do you start? How do you dig out the soul of a place?

You walk.

Located on the lower level of the Marquis Art and Frame in Scranton, PA, Walking Juarez is now open to view until May 30th.

For More Information: Camera Work Gallery

 

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