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29.09.2009

 

Only in New York - photographs by Sue Kwon at Clic Gallery, in New York of course

Photographer Sue Kwon’s ONLY IN NEW YORK takes us on a twenty year journey back in time. In the tradition of great street photographers like Weegee, Helen Levitt, and Danny Lyon, Sue presents an entirely unsentimental view of the lives of “real” New Yorkers. The hustlers, the shoe-shiners, players, bad boys, kids, dancers and dreamers. Very real and very black and white.

Hilton Als of THE NEW YORKER writes in his introduction to Sue’s STREET LEVEL publication: “One can see Kwon’s empathetic involvement, her poetical surgeon’s eye, in the way she frames the streets, fashion, faces, and situations that make up her world. Again and again, she incites the viewer to look at [what] she has faithfully recorded in her personal, anarchic, and radiant photographs.”

Sue began her career at THE VILLAGE VOICE, where she photographed absolutely everything – from fashion shows to underground Jamaican nightclubs in trendy Queens.

Her images have been published by THE SOURCE, VIBE and PAPER magazines, and her portraits are equally as sought after within the Hip Hop scene. NOTORIOUS B.I.G., the BEASTIE BOYS and the WU-TANG CLAN form part of her star studded VIP list.

To date her photographs have been featured in group shows in New York and Copenhagen, as well as in a solo show at A Bathing Ape Gallery in Tokyo. This exhibition at the Clic Gallery, New York marks her first solo show on American turf. It comes as a given that Sue works and lives in New York.

The STREET LEVEL book is available from the Clic book store.


ONLY IN NEW YORK - PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUE KWON

until OCT 4, 2009
Clic Gallery, 424 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013


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Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON

Clic Gallery, New York : SUE KWON