A significant work in the history of American photography has just been rediscovered. After a first exhibition in Europe at the Forum für Fotografie in Cologne, the works of the photographer Mary Frey are presented at the National Audiovisual Center (NAC) in Dudelange. His images take us to a small town in western Massachusetts, in the heart of America in the 1970s and 1980s. From the first glance, they reveal their artistic discourse with the great precursors of American photography. . In 1991, Peter Galassi organized an exhibition at MoMA in New York entitled “Pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort”. His catalog is now similar to a compendium of “New American Photography”, as it brings together renowned photographers: Philip Lorca DiCorcia, William Eggleston, Gregory Crewdson, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Tina Barney, Joel Sternfeld, Nicholas Nixon, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, Larry Sultan, Robert Adams, Larry Fink, Sally Man and … Mary Frey. Mary Frey has marked generations of students from 1979 to 2015 as a professor at Hartford Art School. If, after this exposure to MoMA, she took part in numerous...
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