The city is the focus of Street. Life. Photography. at Kunst Haus Wien. The show charts how artists have captured the urban landscape across seven decades, positioning analogue alongside digital, 35mm cameras against large format, black and white against colour. Anonymity and alienation are recurring themes, responding to a changing digital world.
Featured names include Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stephen Shore, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander and Martin Parr. These established names are set against more emerging artists, offering new perspectives on the metropolis. Shown above is work by the late Michael Wolf (1954-2019), who recorded the day-to-day experiences of people in the world’s busiest locations.
Until 16 February. Find out more here.
Lead image: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Marylin, 28 Years Old, Las Vegas, Nevada, 30$, 1990-1992 © Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Courtesy: Sprüth Magers und 303 Gallery, Haus der Photograpie / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg.
1. Michael Wolf, from Tokyo Compression, 2010–2012 © Michael Wolf / Courtesy: Christophe Guye Galerie.
2. Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression #39, from the series: Tokyo Compression, 2010–2012 © Michael Wolf / Courtesy: Christophe Guye Galerie.