Barbara Crane on Private Views
Barbara Crane gave a talk last November coinciding with her exhibition, Barbara Crane: Private Views, currently on view at Aperture Gallery. Crane went through her entire 45-year illustrious career as a photographer who continues to experiment with processes and reinventing a new language for her different bodies of work. In this excerpt below, Crane speaks specifically about her series of close-up Polaroids from Private Views taken in Chicago in the 1980s; how she photographed in movement with her cumbersome Super Speed Graphic camera, in thick crowds and her particular attention to gesture and colors. She also explains how it took her more than 25 years to edit these images in a book.
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Barbara Crane: Private Views is on view at Aperture Gallery until January 21st. This series is a celebration of the classic 1980s Polaroid snapshot with an experimental flair; Crane’s mixture of natural light and flash combined with her use of Polaroid film highlights the primary colors of ’80s fashion, which still feels hip and contemporary today. An exhibition of this work will also be on view at Galerie Françoise Paviot, in Paris from January 14th until February 20th. There will be an opening with the artist on Saturday, January 23rd from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.