Mark Steinmetz : South
The Exhibit of Mark Steinmetz Amazing photographic work is at Ogden Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. There are many strong images of people who look like they are from a James Lee Burke book. There is an impact when you see his portraits, of people who live at the hard edges of life. His Work is full of deserted rundown towns in the middle of a nowhere/anywhere southern place. Black and White adds a timelessness to his images. Mark Steinmetz has published several books, photographed in the Southern USA. It is as if he has lived inside the lives of the people he has photographed. While visiting New Orleans and photographing people myself as a outsider, I can see the depth of his work the contact between him and his subjects.