Dennis Stock’s classic photos of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and others on display
posted Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM EDT
Dennis Stock's classic, black-and-white photos documenting the "The Golden Age of Hollywood," are getting a well-deserved showcase in a new retrospective exhibition. Called, simply, "Dennis Stock Photographs," the images are on display at the Milk Gallery in New York City until April 17th.
A Magnum photographer for most of his life, Stock passed away in 2010 but his instantly recognizable, iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn and others live on. Along with photographing Hollywood stars, Stock is known for his striking black-and-white photos of street scenes in New York City, Paris, and other major cities, along with his enchanting images of the California coastline.
"Whether Stock was shooting celebrities or simply exploring the world from behind the lens, he created images that fully capitalize on the basic function of the still-photo: he captured moments in time," according to a write-up from Magnum. "A Dennis Stock image delivers an enormously complex and nuanced context in a single frame, perfectly evoking all the little things about a situation that allow us to be transported."
The Milk Gallery is located at 450 W. 15th Street in New York City. More info here.
(Via My Modern Metropolis)