We are pleased to announce that Paul McDonough has been selected to receive a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. McDonough will use the grant to develop a new body of studio work. Christine Osinski was also awarded a grant from the Foundation earlier this year to complete a book featuring her Staten Island photographs.
Paul McDonough’s Sight Seeing series was recently featured on The New Yorker’s photography blog in an entry written by Hilton Als. Follow this link to read the article.
In the seventies and early eighties, the New York street photographer spent his summers on the road taking pictures of young Americans at leisure. His black-and-white pictures tend to sneak upon teen-agers who seem suspended between boredom and excitement: making out, hanging out, anticipating their next diversion. McDonough’s group portraits-particularly one of a randy foursome gathered by a parked car in Florida-are terrific, at once spontaneous and composed. But one of the show’s best pictures catches a girl by herself, taking in the sun at the curb of a shopping center near a bunch of empty shopping carts. Through May 5.