Anders Goldfarb, Mark Alor Powell and Erik van der Weijde

A photography show with fantastic street shots.

Exhibition dates:
November 7th – December 23rd, 2009
Opening Party:
Saturday November 7th, 5 - 8 pm

Ten Haaf Projects is delighted to announce “Streetwise,” a group exhibition with the work of three extraordinary photographers: Anders Goldfarb, Mark Alor Powell and Erik van der Weijde. They were selected for the importance of their photographic research, their sensibilities and different approaches.

For this show, we present the street shots each of the three has done. Street photography features subjects in candid situations within public spaces, it often tends to be ironic, and concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant instant. In choosing this theme, they naturally confront the history of street photography’s big names such as Robert Frank, Henri Cartier Bresson and Weegee.

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Born in Queens to parents who survived the holocaust, Anders Goldfarb (1953) has exhibited internationally, in both group and solo museum and gallery exhibitions. His central motif is the documentation of the changing world of Brooklyn, New York. His neighbourhood, where used to live Polish and Italian immigrants, has changed into to a place mainly inhabited by yuppies. The aesthetic appeal of Goldfarb’s photographs lies in their apparent simplicity of everyday scenes, meticulously composed and lyrical in vision. Being an assistant to Saul Leiter for numerous years, he is a veteran of using the Rolleiflex like the photographers did in the 50s and 60s.

Mark Alor Powell (1968) is an American photographer currently living in Mexico City. His work consists of people, animals and objects on the streets of Mexico City and Detroit. Far from a cold representation of reality, his images have often flashes of dark humor, but still deeply human and striking in their composition. A modern photographer, Mark Powell just works with his digital slr camera, although his older work was made with an analogue one. He has exhibited his work at the Brooklyn Institute of Contemporary Art and the New Museum in New York City and the Museo Eco in Mexico City.

Erik van der Weijde was born (1977) and raised in Holland, although he currently lives in Brazil where he lives with his family. Van der Weijde’s work is greatly diverse: he has pictured the bunker of the German Nazis, his family or Brazilian street whores. There is always a fine line between good taste and bad habits, and this is precisely what his photographs are able to show. In this exhibition we present ten of his miniature photos of Brazilian homeless, all shot with his compact camera. Erik van der Weijde had a solo show in Foam Amsterdam in 2008 and has been shown in galleries world wide.