Vignettes from The Queens Project
(PLEASE NOTE: The Visitor & Administration Building is closed on Sundays until March 31, 2012)
Beginning February 7 and running through May 19, photographs by Audrey Gottlieb will be on exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Ms. Gottlieb is a documentary photographer and educator. She studied at the School of Visual Arts and ICP in New York City and currently teaches and lectures on a freelance basis. Her best-known images show multicultural America today and have been exhibited at the Smithsonian, the Jewish Museum and Ellis island Immigration Museum.
"I have always been captivated by light, shadow, color and gesture. I have a natural curiosity about the world, which I am compelled to explore with my camera and notebook. As an observer of society and nature, I hope my photographs reveal the intensity of the experience that I felt when making the picture.
"The world is awash in images, and making choices is frequently difficult. The wealth of material available to the artist often boggles the mind.
"I am drawn to an endless variety of PEOPLE, faces full of expression, happy, unhappy, engaged, at play, at work, at war.
"PLACES maintain their exquisite silence in nature, or the edgy sadness of war-ravaged countries, tracing the lines of ancient civilizations, jarring in their modernity, the contrasts of centuries of human existence.
"I must document ACTIVITIES and EVENTS that depict celebration, that abound in tradition and ritual, transformation, old into new, weaving the warp and weft of stories of everyday life onto the global loom. This gives me a great deal of pleasure."