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Orville Robertson

Photo Credit © Patricia Olmstead

Orville Robertson has been photographing urban landscapes and people for nearly twenty-five years. He is the publisher and editor of Fotophile, the photography journal he founded in 1993. His work is included in many museum, private, and corporate collections and has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, Anacostia Museum/Smithsonian Institution, Amon Carter Museum, and many others. In 2001, Robertson cocurated Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers at the Brooklyn Museum. He was awarded a 2002 Fellowship in Photography by the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Whitney Museum

A lighting installation in a museum courtyard creates a hypnotic effect when captured together with the geometries of an urban street scene. Robertson spied this scene out of a window during an evening event and framed the image to align layers and shapes for greatest clarity and maximum effect.

© Orville Robertson
Camera: Leica M6 TTL, Lens: Canon RF 35mm, Aperture: Unrecorded
Exposure: Unrecorded, Film: Kodak TMAX 3200

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