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Exhibition: ‘Detroit 1968: Photographs by Enrico Natali’ at Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA – Part 2

Exhibition dates: 2nd November – 21st December 2013

 

Enrico Natali. 'Ford Motor Company press conference, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Ford Motor Company press conference, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

 

The second tranche of images from the artist Enrico Natali demonstrate his command of visual space. Groups of people face away from the camera, then towards it (image above and below), people clutch at each other or walk in opposite directions (next two images). There is the comparison of races, between abject poverty and young people dressed in fur going to the prom. There is the silence of the singular women in the office, and the (op)posed camaraderie of the Detroit Bolt and Nut Company workers (1968, below). Above all, there is light and shade coupled with a sensitive understanding of how human beings interact – with themselves and the camera. Newlywed couple, Detroit, 1968 (1968, below) is a case in point: the clock on the wall, the record player with single, the hand on the shoulder and the ash lengthening on the cigarette complement the presence of the couple and the wonderful look on their faces. Somehow Natali adds genuine charisma to these people, a dignity and poignancy that makes these photographs memorable.

Dr Marcus Bunyan

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Many thankx to Joseph Bellows Gallery for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

 

 

Enrico Natali. 'Ford Motor Company press conference, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Ford Motor Company press conference, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Office workers, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Office workers, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Couple at Metropolitan Beach, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali. 'Pedestrians at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Conners, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Pedestrians at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Conners, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'High school prom, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
High school prom, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Secretary with abstract painting, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Secretary with abstract painting, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Detroit Bolt and Nut Company workers, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Detroit Bolt and Nut Company workers, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Computer room, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Computer room, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Ann Davis at home with her daughter and son, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Ann Davis at home with her daughter and son, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Couple at home with their daughter, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Couple at home with their daughter, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Jim and Judy Yardley with their dogs, Sport and Barney, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Jim and Judy Yardley with their dogs, Sport and Barney, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Pool player in an east side poolroom, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Pool player in an east side poolroom, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Typesetter at work, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Typesetter at work, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Dean Turner with his parents and cat, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Dean Turner with his parents and cat, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Father and child at the Detroit Auto Show, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Father and child at the Detroit Auto Show, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali Enrico.'Natali's son, Vincenzo Natali, on the day of his birth, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Enrico Natali’s son, Vincenzo Natali, on the day of his birth, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Suburban girls shopping in downtown Detroit, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Suburban girls shopping in downtown Detroit, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Man with injured knee at the beach smoking, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Man with injured knee at the beach smoking, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Beauty salon client smoking, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Beauty salon client smoking, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Gala hostess, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Gala hostess, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Woman outside a tire factory waiting for the bus, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Woman outside a tire factory waiting for the bus, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Spectators at an Armed Forces Day parade, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Spectators at an Armed Forces Day parade, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'High school student in mini dress, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
High school student in mini dress, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Couple outside of an art museum, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Couple outside of an art museum, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Woman at an art exhibition in Grosse Pointe, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Woman at an art exhibition in Grosse Pointe, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

Enrico Natali. 'Newlywed couple, Detroit, 1968' 1968

 

Enrico Natali (American, b. 1933)
Newlywed couple, Detroit, 1968
1968
Gelatin silver print

 

 

Joseph Bellows Gallery
7661 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 456-5620

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday by appointment

Joseph Bellows Gallery website

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, a photographic archive and form of cultural memory, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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