Paris, Galerie Corrado Bortone

South American photographer Claudia Mojica Sorbac presents her own personal interpretation of New York’s celebrated skyline. In 1999 Sorbac began photographing the Chrysler Building, however, it wasn’t until almost a decade later that she returned once again to capturing the city’s most famous landmarks for the current Acid Sky series.

Famed for her use of creating “negative” images in a photogram style – a technique championed by Man Ray in the early 20th century – the inverted images take on a dark, heavy tone, which lends itself to the architectural theme. Each image is tinted, a contrast to stark black shadows and structural details, from the steel wire suspensions of the Brooklyn Bridge, to the massive cluster of buildings and tower blocks that stand diminished against the stature of the Empire State Building.

June 25 through July 7, 2009
13 rue Mazarine
Paris, 75006
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