Upcoming Exhibition in NYC

Bodies of Work

Elisabeth Sunday Website

Image: Elisabeth Sunday, Grace, Tuareg Woman, 
The Sahara Desert, Mali, 2008, Platinum Print

by Elisabeth Sunday
MAY 2nd – JULY 6th, 2013
Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit by the accomplished photographer, Elisabeth Sunday. Thirty of her portraits of Africans—male and female—will be shown, all of which are black-and-white, large format, platinum prints. Sunday uses mirrors to elongate figures, producing a compelling visual alchemy. The resulting portraits, while elegant, entice a “hard look,” to see what is being shown and, inevitably, to speculate on what is masked. The most familiar—and beautiful—form, that of the human body, is shown in different ways. Sunday’s photographs are utterly original. Her work is groundbreaking.

Sunday is passionate, hard-working, and methodical: she has spent years on projects, and traveled to some of the most inaccessible corners of Africa, from the Sahara Desert of Mali to the forests of the Congo Basin, from the gold coast of Ghana to the valleys of Ethiopia.

Sunday’s photography has been widely exhibited in Europe and in the United States at an impressive range of institutions, ranging from the Münchner Stadtmuseum (in Munich), to the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An equally impressive set of institutions hold Sunday’s work in their collections, from the Bibliothèque nationale de France to the Eastman Kodak Collection. An over-sized book recently has been published of her work; it is titled GRACE.
The Throckmorton exhibit will be the first New York showing of Sunday’s platinum prints.


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