As reported recently in NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, an 11 year old violinist named Dylan Hamme got to meet and play a duet with his music idol, Joshua Bell, on live national television no less. It seems he was busking on 5th Avenue near Rockefeller Center and was asked in to the NBC studio of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Radical Camera at the Columbus Museum of Art
Between the years of 1936 and 1951 America began to look inward.Â Poverty, racism, hunger and injustice prowled the streets.Â New portable cameras became a radical tool for awareness.
The New York Photo League, a group of New York photographers joined together with the intention of exposing social issues through their images. Photographs were taken on the streets of New York City and focused on everyday life.Â Every photograph, strikingly honest and extremely compelling.
Erika Stone, one of the remaining members of the New York Photo League explains, â€œWe were all to the left, you know, we were all liberal and idealistic, but more in the connection with photography with wanting to use the medium to make the world a better place, to show how people lived, how people suffered.â€
Stoneâ€™s work is among the forty artists being shown in the exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. The Radical Camera is on display now through September 9 2012. You can also read more about Radical Camera at www.columbusmuseum.org.