En Foco presents Sonia Louise Davis‘ tracing(s) belonging(s) exhibition series at the Aguilar Public Library in New York. Davis is an up and coming photographer and also a researcher for the upcoming PBS documentary “Through a Lens Darkly“. En Foco is a non-profit organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures.
Davis makes her personal statement for this series:
“Over the past year and a half I have been making images in and about Harlem with a 4×5 monorail camera. I’m drawn to the physical shooting process, moving slowly through the streets around my apartment in an attempt to weave my own story into the visual fabric of my neighborhood. I take Harlem as my subject and context, and my practice is both documentary and autobiographical. Drawing on collective memory and family history, I’m interested in framing the personal past in this mythic and everyday place. The objects featured in the still-lives belonged to my grandparents and hold personal sentimental value. As temporary constructions on the streets of Harlem, they become physical reminders of the legacies of the past as well as absent portraits of sitters long gone.”
Click here to see Sonia’s portfolio.
Sonia Louise Davis: tracing(s) belonging(s) February 1–September 30, 2012
Saturday, May 12 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 to 2:00pm
174 East 110th Street (between Lexington & Third Avenues)
New York, NY 10029
M & W, 11:00-6:00pm; Tu & Th, 11:00-7:00pm;
Fri & Sat, 10:00-5:00pm
For more information about this event, click here.