ArtJunk
No. 30—2024

At the Beach

Tod Papageorge

Info: At the Beach presents a selection of Tod Papageorges prints taken between 1975 and 1988 on the beaches of California. As one of the most influential figures of the American Street Photography school, Tod Papageorge’s path has taken him from the streets of New York to the capitals of Europe, from black and white photography to color. At the heart of his art is the question of how photography is able to reveal extraordinary poetic moments from the observation of our everyday, physical reality. Far from the hustle and bustle of metropolises, the light-filled images in the series At the Beach once again bear witness to his unique artistic vision: In groups of young people, Papageorge’s motifs compose themselves unselfconsciously into multilayered tableaus that find their model in classical painting. Please notice: Unfortunately, the exhibition must remain closed due to water damage in the gallery.