Galerie Julian Sander presents a selection of photographs from the private archive of Rosalind Fox Solomon.
Solomon began her photographic career in the early 1970s, where she studied with Lisette Model during regularly trips to New York City.
‘My liberation began with her,’ she said. ‘I took all kinds of pictures. Model encouraged me to go for the strongest picture, not to be afraid because they were disturbing.’
Rosalind Fox Solomon, 2018
She has since created an impressive collection of works. Her focus is on themes of identity, religion, conflict and sexuality. In the course of this, she combines her personal experiences with a broader examination of social issues.
A central feature of Solomon’s work is her ability to capture the complexity of human nature. Her images are often infused with strong emotion, revealing the complexities of the human psyche. In doing so, she does not shy away from uncomfortable or controversial subjects. She shows us the beauty and challenges of life and forces us to confront the complexities of our own society.
Solomon’s photographs are reminiscent of character-based short stories; Her subjects, looking sharply and intensely into the camera, evoke many possible interpretations. At the same time, some of her subjects are surprising at first glance, irritating or making the viewer smile. Rosalind Fox Solomon has a special eye for curious moments in a person’s life and photographs them with empathy and love, which in return evokes empathy.
Rosalind Fox Solomon : Photographs from the Private Archive
September 2 – November 25, 2023
Vernissage 1 September 2023, 18-21 UHR
Galerie Julian Sander
Bonner Str. 82
50677 Köln, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 221 170 50 70