As the first single artist exhibition in our new gallery space, DCP will display the work of internationally renowned street photographer Harvey Stein. The exhibition highlights work from Harvey's eighth and latest book Mexico Between Life and Death, a compilation of photographs taken during his fourteen trips to Mexico between 1993 and 2010. Stein brilliantly captures festival life in small towns and villages with themes of life, death, and religion.
In his own words, Harvey describes his experiences in Mexico: The images show fragments of what Mexico is, a country of incredible contrasts and contradictions. Mexico is about piercing light and deep shadow, of stillness and quick explosiveness, of massive tradition and creeping progress, of great religious belief but with corruption as a way of life. It is a land of pulsating life, a country so close to the United States yet so far away, a country with more than 50% of its population under 20 years old but where old age is revered.
Join Harvey at the opening night reception on Wednesday, November 6 at DCP from 6:30-9 p.m. It is a free event and open to the public. The exhibition is on display through December 3.