303 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Through This Lens (303 E Chapel Hill St, Durham NC) for a special exhibition including a lecture by artist Avery Danziger beginning at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Through This Lens is proud to partner with Triangle Land Conservancy to present a selection of nighttime, moonlit photographs taken by Danziger at Jockey’s Ridge, NC and at Cabo De Gata in Andalucfa, Spain. This is Avery Danziger’s first NC one person exhibition. 25% of sales will benefit TLC.
About the artist: Danziger has been an internationally exhibiting photographer for over 40 years and his photographs are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including: The Museum of Modern Art – NYC, The Smithsonian – Washington DC, – The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, The Mint Museum – Charlotte, The Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, and the Bibliotheque Nationale – Paris
Avery Danziger – Artist’s Statement Jockey’s Ridge , NC
While visiting my brother in North Carolina, where I grew up, I decided to photograph Jockey’s Ridge, the largest sand dune on the east coast, located near Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks. I timed my visit for the full moon and photographed the dune between sunset and 5:30am, the only visitor in the 5 square mile National Park.
Seeing the work for the first time, many people think these photographs to be multiple exposures or some other form of externally manipulated imagery, but they are not.
These photographs of Jockey’s Ridge are single time exposures, I used a tripod which enabled the images to become minute slices of time, a continuum evidenced by the tiny streaks of the stars, billowing clouds, and the blowing tufts of grass.
The glow of a far-off city mimics and foreshadows the inevitable dawn…
Cabo de Gata, Andalucfa, Spain
These images from Spain are not precisely captured moments in time, the antithesis of the proverbial “Decisive Moment”.
Instead of using a strobe (flash) to isolate part of the image as in my past work, these works were all made using very long time exposures and a hand held 35mm camera, with only moonlight and a small flashlight for illumination. While holding the camera in one hand, I “stroked” the parts of the image that I wanted to freeze with the flashlight (the crests of the waves) while exposing the background using only moonlight for illumination.
The resulting images are constructed within the single exposure. The multiple waves seen are actually one wave, stroked with a flashlight at multiple locations in the same single exposure.