Posted December 07, 2015 in Member News
Erika Gentry's "Allez" photo project is featured on All-About-Photo.com.
"Erika Gentry is a self-proclaimed Francophile as well as a tireless documentarian. French culture was introduced to her by her extended family originally hailing from Cholet, France, and she has studied in and traveled through the country extensively. Her most recent body of work, “Allez” is an investigation using contemporary digital tools inspired from photography's historical roots.
This photographic project explores the fleeting experience of the voyage as seen out the window. Made entirely in France, it takes as its starting point the photographic motion studies of Étienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge and writer Rebecca Solnit’s notion that the work coincided with passenger experience. According to Solnit,, the persistence of vision held these motion studies responsible for confluences of art and science. Travel by train allowed Victorians to see the world passing before them in constant motion. Gentry’s series, “Allez” continues this conversation through its contemporary street photographs of Paris."
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