Matt Weber

Matt Weber

March 30, 2013 - May 20, 2013
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, March 30: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Harper's Books is pleased to present the gallery’s third exhibition with photographer Matt Weber. Over the last two decades, Weber has become a cult figure in the New York photography scene, having produced a striking contemporary document of the ever-changing city. Working largely with black-and-white film and almost entirely in the unstaged setting of New York’s streets, he has cultivated an instantly recognizable aesthetic rooted in the spontaneous relationships between city and subject. His diverse body of work, which includes photographs taken in subway cars, on sidewalks, and from taxi cab windows, draws upon the traditions of analog photography in an era of digital manipulation, bringing the art of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” into the twenty-first century. Weber also has a knack for capturing New York's signature events: from the pathos of September 11th to the jubilation of election night 2008.

Since his solo exhibitions at Harper’s Books in 2007 and 2009, Weber has attained critical acclaim as the subject of the biographical documentary More Than the Rainbow, which premiered at IFC in November 2012. Additionally, he is the author of two books: The Urban Prisoner (Sanctuary Books, 2004) and Obama (Sanctuary Books and Harper's Books, 2009). This exhibition will present an informal retrospective of his most compelling street-based work of the past twenty-five years. On view in the upstairs gallery through May 20.

For further information, please contact the gallery at 631-324-1131 or mail@harpersbooks.com.

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