One could easily say, as has been easily said before, that Model and Arbus and Solomon used the camera and the darkroom and the gelatin silver print as an exorcism, an attempt to purge the self by finding it elsewhere. But no matter how lurid the work might sometimes seem on the surface, it wards off vulgarity. It suggests that in seeing the world we are seen by it, as in that famous formulation from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing: “Soon after we can see, we are aware that we can also be seen. The eye of the other combines with our own eye to make it fully credible that we are part of the visible world.” .
Beautiful review by Yevgeniya Traps in "The Paris Review" on WE ARE THE SUBJECT: Model • Arbus • Solomon, on view through Saturday. Book signing with Rosalind Fox Solomon on Saturday, September 8th, at 2pm, of her newest book "Liberty Theater"
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