ELEGY FOR ANALOGUE
Photographer Zoe Leonard simultaneously explores gentrification and the decline of film photography at the MoMA in New York City.
The exhibit explores change and gentrification in various neighborhoods around the world, beginning with New York City’s Lower East Side, and then following the path of recycled merchandise to markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Mexico, and the Middle East. According to the MoMA, “Analogue is positioned in the genealogy of grand visual archives that extends from Eugène Atget’s compendium of Paris to Martha Rosler’s photo-text work on New York’s Bowery. Leonard’s project is an urgent document and a poetic allegory of globalization that reveals the circulation of goods and the homogenization of diverse geographical locations in the 21st century.”
Runs through August 30.