This week at Art MoCo we have been looking at the recent So the Story Goes exhibition of contemporary photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Five outstanding photographers use personal experiences as the basis for their projects.
Tina Barney provides a window into the ornate lives of the East Coast affluent, showing that perfection on the surface isn’t much deeper than that.
Sally Mann’s intimate portraits of her children as they grew up romping through rural Virginia expose the landscape as much as the kids.
All we know about Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s subjects is that they have figured somehow in his life, but he does not tell us who they are.
Larry Sultan’s touching project incorporates old photos of his parents in their heyday into contemporary shots of them as they cross into the twilight.
And tomorrow Nan Goldin lets us glimpse into a world where the highs and lows can be awfully, brutally raw. SM
More at Art MoCo.