The Photographs of Dave Heath. A vision of modern life in his powerful images of loss and hope
From a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath's images conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. Multitude, Solitude highlights the photographer's black-and-white pictures of the 1950s and 1960s, an intense period of self-discovery and innovation for the artist. During these pivotal years, Heath developed groundbreaking approaches to narrative and image sequence, producing exquisite individual prints, handmade book maquettes, his poetic masterwork, A Dialogue with Solitude, and multimedia slide presentations. His sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal Heath to be one of the most original photographers of those decades. Almost entirely self-taught, Heath channeled his feelings of abandonment into a body of work that underscores the importance and difficulties of human contact and interaction. Curator: Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center.