A downtown resident, Stephen Malagodi finds a lot to photograph as he wanders. He has been taking pictures since 1980 and admires the work of classic masters of photography: Atget, Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Steiglitz, Bourke-White, and Parks, among others. All worked in black and white, and all “worthy of emulation”.
Because he doesn’t do staged or indoor studio work, the street is where he finds inspiration…or the forest, the river or subway. And his camera exposes hidden corners, odd perspectives and the habitues of the downtown streets. “I am not concerned with a ‘scene’, but rather how shapes and shadows materialize as a photo” says Malagodi.
“A City to Live In” presents over 25 of his photographs, carefully curated from the hundreds he takes and presented as a visual symphony of life in the city. Look carefully and you will find familiar scenes and also surprises.
You can meet the artist at a small reception on Saturday, April 10 from 5 to 7 PM.
Entry will be limited to ensure Covid 19 safety.