new-york

Ed Fausty, Brian Rose

Henry Street Settlement

The warm weather always seems to bring out the street photographers, not only on the street, but in the galleries. There are many good ones in shows this year. They range from a couple of kids just starting with that oldest of photographic instruments, the plate camera, to a couple of old-timers who began 50 years ago with what was then the newest gadget, the hand camera.

The two young photographers, Ed Fausty and Brian Rose, work as a team. They are good, really good. The marvelous thing about their work is that they wield their four-by-five-inch camera, with color-sheet film, as facilely as if it were a hand camera. Their work is a documentation of the Lower East Side, an area they know well, and their pictures show an eye for detail and sense of space that come only from an intimate knowledge of a subject. But the pictures are not just documentation. The plate camera’s relentless sharpness,

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