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July 13, 2011
Award-winning photographer Wolfgang Volz reveals a vision of New York along its most famous street, Broadway, in his large-scale photographs that are part of the University's permanent collection. The works capture the dynamic life of America's most iconic city. The images are on display at the University Art Museum through Sept. 3.
A new exhibit by photographer Wolfgang Volz will open at the University Art Museum on Tuesday, June 28. A vision of New York along its most famous street, Broadway, is captured by German photographer Wolfgang Volz in large scale photographs from the 1983 series "Broadway Local."
These photographs are part of the University Art Museum's permanent collection, and were first shown in the Department of Art's Hatton Gallery.
Volz is best known for his close collaborations with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, whom he first met in 1971. Now the exclusive photographer for Christo and Jeanne-Claude's works, this collaboration has resulted in many books and more than 300 exhibitions around the world.
"Their works of art are ephemeral," Freddy Langer, photographic editor and author of various books on photography, says. "It is Wolfgang Volz’s photographs which save them for posterity."
Volz has also had a prolific and award-winning career as a photographer and photo-journalist, most recently producing a body of work entitled "Manmade Planet."
The "Broadway Local" series, documents the vernacular landscape of New York in the 1980s, from uptown to the downtown Bowery.
Ranging from views of classic landmarks such as New York's Flatiron Building and soaring skyscrapers, to fragmentary views of residents, tourists, and public transportation, Volz captures the dynamic life of American's most iconic city.
Volz has had his photography published on over 100 covers for business magazines. He won the Infinity Award in 1996 for Applied Photography
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