New York Photo Review
NYPR Archives - 2010

Body Language

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This group show of photographic masters of the 20th Century Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Philippe Halsman, Andre Kertesz, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Helen Levitt, Ramon Masatas, Jerry Uelsmann, and Garry Winogrand, puts Denis Darzacq’s much-hyped “Hyper” exhibition in the Laurence Miller’s adjacent room in the proper perspective. Namely, it is one thing to photograph Parisian street performers defying gravity inside a supermarket as “Hyper” so ably does, but quite another to see Philippe Halsman getting Richard Nixon and Jackie Gleason to do the same. Or to be reminded that some photographers really can create and capture poetry in motion.

“Body Language” is the umbrella that allows Cartier-Bresson’s “Behind the Gare Lazare” to co-exist with an untitled image by Jerry Uelsmann that didn’t and couldn’t rely on Photoshop to provoke wonder. “Body Language” has the license to include Wingorand’s cheerleaders, Kertesz’s “Satiric Dancer” occupying a couch in Paris, Eisenstaedt’s sailor and nurse in Times Square on V-J Day, and a host of other iconic images that one never tires of seeing.

Body Language

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Sunday, January 17 to
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Hours: Tue - Fri, 10 to 5:30; Sat 11 to 5:30