Monday, July 13, 2009


Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Untitled (Thousand) 980, Polaroid
Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a photographer interested in documenting the relationship between people and the exterior spaces of the city. diCorcia's work method is to seek out a camera station point based on careful observation of a particular street, its light conditions and the potential for the movement of people through it. He then waits for the unpredictable element of the work to 'happen', that is, for people to move in and out of frame. The resulting works tend to portray urban landscape threaded by the movement of people going about their daily routines, but often subconsiously distracted as they negotiate and think their way through space. This photograph was part of the exhibition Thousand, comprising a selection of polaroids taken over almost twenty five years.