The gallery Julian Sander is very pleased to show the series Carnival 1980 of American photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon. These works are a compelling example of her humanistic-documentary work as well as a visual manifestation of her seen reality with all its consequences.
Rosalind Fox Solomon was born in 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois and currently lives in New York City. She is celebrated for her portraits and her understanding of human suffering, ritual, survival and struggle, which is repeatedly visible in her work. The photographs move back and forth between the personal and the universal. Her talent lies in her ability to interpret and photograph both the social elements of the places she travels to and the obsessions and fears that travel with her.
Rosalind Fox Solomon has been associated with the Sander family for decades. Already in 1978, Gerd Sander showed her work in his Washington gallery. She lived in Washington DC for a period in time around 1977, while her husband was an Administrator of the General Services Administration. She photographed artists and politicians there, including Louise Nevelson, Eva Le Gallienne, William Christenberry and Tony Smith.
Solomon sees photography as a medium and not just as an art form: object and content play an equal role. The gallery Julian Sander picks up on this essential aspect of her work by presenting the photographs as a space-consuming installation, which makes the works tangible in their front and back.
16 November 2018 – 13 January 2019