- Tony Bezsylko
About the Exhibition
Tony Bezsylko solo exhibition
Tony Bezsylko covered Mexico City as a young AP photographer. His private photos from the 70's document the City's shantytown and El Centro market district on compelling, rich, black and white Tri-X film. It’s not so Black and White – The Documentary Photography of Tony Bezsylko, his solo exhibition introduces us to this body of work.
As buttery rich as an oil painting, Home for a Family of Six, tells the story of a shantytown doll of child. She stands on a bed covered with thin makeshift mattress and pillows, a laundry line strung overhead. Dark corners accentuate the finely detailed grays of the scanned film. The eye eventually absorbs pictures and accents – aesthetics that make this fascinating home.
Take a close look at Negotiation, an image inside a Yam warehouse in the El Centro wholesale market district, Mexico City. The primary focus is the negotiation between a man in a suit and a middle aged woman. Two telephones are on a massive wholesale counter, behind which stands the woman – calm, cool, collected, but leaning forward negotiating with her buyer. Against a background of workers packing huge sacks of yams, the effect is surprising and captivating.
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