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International Photographer Zooms Into The Bronx
International Exhibit "The Bronx Meets Vienna" at the Poe Visitor Center
By: MCNY Tours
Stubbings exhibited 24 spectacular black-and-white photographs.
This street photography documentary performed in The Bronx, NY and in Vienna, Austria gave insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects showing differences and similarities of the two places and cultures.
The artist took the images during a historical tour of the Bronx. During his walk through the borough he collected impressions of the modern Bronx, capturing daily street life, typical sceneries, unique characters and wonderful locations which gave him a fascinating and enjoyable picture of the modern Bronx. He was deeply impressed by the positive mood, the friendly and modern ambience and the vibrant street life of the city. That inspired him to amalgamate the impressions collected in the Bronx with a street photography series he was working on in Vienna. He looked for related subjects and found some amazing relations between them. Pictures taken in the Bronx are set into a direct relation to pictures made in Vienna, in pairs of two. Even though there are cultural, architectonic and regional differences, it is amazing to see how many similarities are to be found. Sometimes it is even difficult to say which city a picture was taken in.
The focus was not on the shiny bright touristic spots, but rather on those elements which give a city a character: its people and the places and situations of their daily life. It is about conveyance of a momentary sense of life and to give a distinct picture of the moment as it was captured. This important Photo exhibit connected two communities yet so far and so close at heart.
Mr. Stubbings was greeted by the Management of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, a representative of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Ed Garcia Conde of Welcome2TheBronx and Bronx Artist Daniel Hauben.
Stubbings stayed at the new Opera House Hotel in the South Bronx, A great week for Stubbings, he will take another positive impression of The Bronx back to his native home in Vienna where this great exhibit will debut at the end of the year.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thomas Stubbings works as self-employed photographer. He studies applied and artistic photography at the Prague Photography School.
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