Aug 8 - Aug 16, 2015
For the past decade, Iranian photographer Kimia Rahgozar has focused her camera on the common points between people, regardless of nationality, culture, and sex. For her debut US pop-up exhibition of PHOTOSOPHY, Kimia will be at the BDC for a week, using a large format camera and instant film to create portraits of gallery visitors, creating a bridge between communities in Iran and the Bronx.
“For the purposes of definition, I would describe Kimia Rahgozar's Photosophy as an interdisciplinary approach to Photography that combines Photography, Sociology and post-mod Performance Art. In practice, Photosophy strikes me as more urgent, more whimsical, wittier and far more artful than such a definition allows. In Sartrean terms, it's Photographie Engagé! It reaches through the lens to touch ordinary people's lives.” - Steve Hayes-Pollard, PhD