A photograph is something that is not concrete. While it is in effect a snapshot of what the camera captured at that given moment, it becomes a piece of art in all that it reflects. Clearly the viewer’s experience plays a part in what is seen and the emotions the viewing elicits.
After a photo is taken, social, political, cultural and even metaphorical attributes may be assigned by other artists and critics. In it’s purest state, only the photographer can succinctly express what is going on in the photograph and the elements they observed before, while, or after taking the photograph.
Please enjoy these photo narratives through the eyes of Martin Elkort.
Video narrative of Martin Elkort’s photograph – Gypsy Kids, 1947. Lower East Side, New York City
You can review the archive of photos by selecting from the following categories
- Coney Island
- Downtown LA
- Early 2000s
- Lower East Side
- New York and Beyond
- ORT 1951
- Summer Camp 1946
- Tijuana 2002