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Take a Picture It Lasts Longer . Le titre est de ceux que l’on aime. Il va comme un gant autravail de Robin Graubard (États-Unis, 1951) qui s’est souvent plu à en raconter l’origine.La scène se déroule en 1963 dans un cinéma new-yorkais. Âgée de douze ans, Robin a emmené sa frangine voir _From Russia with Love-, le dernier James Bond.
Robin Graubard’s life is essentially the bohemian existence a certain swath of New York transplants had in mind when deciding to move here—the kind filled with recollections like, say, seeing Joey Ramone play an intimate set in an East Village commune. The life glimpsed in the 85 photographs in jungle, the artist’s first show at JTT, seems...
Graubard has been photographing her native New York since the early ’80s. As a photojournalist and artist, the slight, shy figure is able to vanish behind the camera that mostly obscures her face, an unintimidating presence able to get disarmingly close to subjects that are normally wary of documentation.
The exhibition is provocatively installed so as to highlight shifts in scale, printing techniques, and framing. These evoke the relevance of photographs as material objects, as much as the subject matter speaks to the exhibition’s reigning theme of the consequences, and benefits, of nonconformity.