September 26th, 2012
May 24th, 2011
© Atelieri O. Haapala
Panopticon Gallery owner Jason Landry met Saara Salmi and Marco Melander this year at FotoFest in Houston, TX. He was surprised and excited to see this husband and wife duo using a 19th century photographic style to display their unique portraits. The look and feel of their contemporary cabinet cards was mesmerizing. From burlesque performers, to sideshow stars, tattooed men and women to the reinterpreted boudoir cards of the past…He was hooked!
-courtesy Panopticon Gallery
|© Hiroshi Watanabe. Above: Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki, 2003. 10×10 inch gelatin silver print.
Panopticon Gallery‘s newest exhibition, Kids Are People Too, celebrates children in photography as explored through the vision of sixteen photographers, from the well known to the emerging contemporary artist. Inspired by Jason Landry’s own memories of youth, the gallery owner and curator, says, “When I was a boy there was a TV show called, Kids Are People Too. It was like a talk show for kids: a Sunday morning variety show. My fondest memory of that show was the time that they had my favorite rock band on, KISS. Isn’t it interesting that some childhood memories are quite vivid, while others are long forgotten?” The exhibition is on view from June 8, 2011 until July 12, 2011.