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Darkness at Noon
Ray K. Metzker
Intimations
Metzker, In Situ, 1964-2006

Ray Metzker is a photographer primarily associated with the Chicago School and its Bauhaus derived emphasis on design. His formal images from the 1960’s with their deep blacks have long been part of the photographic canon, as have his large mosaics with their strong, simple visual rhythms, the latter probably his most original contributions to the medium.

 by unidentified photographer.
Metzker, Marseilles, 1961

Among the photos that stand out and go beyond the felicities of design to convey an emotional presence and even a sense of mystery is the one from Marseilles done in 1961. Here the woman in the light and the car in the dark possess an almost Chiricoesque quality, resonating off each other in an odd and uncanny way.

Though overshadowed by the work of Harry Callahan in originality and emotional impact, Metzker’s imagery holds it own as a solid exemplar of an established style and it is certainly worth going to the Laurence Miller gallery to see it once more.

Ray K. Metzker
Intimations


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The Genetic Wars by Barbara Confino
Making Caribbean Dance by Susanna Sloat
Central Booking Magazine
Soho Photo Gallery