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Paul McDonough

Looking at exhibitions currently on view in New York….
The Sasha Wolf Gallery is celebrating the work and a new publication of Paul McDonough’s New York Photographs, 1968-1978. I really enjoyed seeing a 1970’s New York City with quirky denizens from decades past. Paul has an incredible eye for timing, juxtaposition, and the humorous moment, and this exhibition was a complete photographic pleasure.

Paul McDonough arrived in New York City in 1967 with a 35mm camera and entrée, through childhood friend Tod Papageorge, to the photography workshops and social networks of street photographer Garry Winogrand. Emerging from an early career as a studio easel painter, McDonough found photographing on the streets of New York liberating: “It satisfied my sketching impulses… I learned to carry a camera everywhere, all the time, loaded with 400-speed film.”

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