A slow exhibition. The images open up only step by step. They seem to glow from the inside.
Fragile images: moments halted – rain, tear drops, a body falling; a sun beam through glass; a gril on a swing; flower in the wind.
Immediate images. There’s nothing between the viewer and the images’ subjects. True images. Nothing staged about these pictures. It’s children, immersed in and concerned only with their world.
Vasantha Yogananthan has captured specific moments and a specific place. The children from New Orleans as a metaphor for the transition from childhood to adolescence and that of a city.
The photographs are mounted on white card board only, no passe-partout. Likewise, the exhibition needs no conceptual frame. It may come as one interpretation.
A quiet exhibition, very worth seeing.