Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ralph eugene meatyard

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has displayed almost 300 exhibitions of photography or relating to photography since 1979.  Dedicated to representing photography from every angle, the Fraenkel Gallery does not shy away from artists that may lie a bit off the beaten path.  Ralph Eugene Meatyard's photography is just that - Meatyard pushed the boundaries of photography from the 1950's to the 1970's, experimenting with focus and exposure.  I find the photographs of his family and friends wearing masks to be quite haunting.  His selection of natural and abandoned locations only enhances the eerie ambiance.

All photography by Ralph Eugene Meatyard via The Fraenkel Gallery