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Arcana Books Hosts a Meet & Greet with Photographer Mark Steinmetz
January 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, January 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts to meet and greet photographer Mark Steinmetz. Hot off The Nazraeli Press, this latest monograph of his work, MARK STEINMETZ: SUMMER CAMP, is a collection of photographs that captures the spirit of youth during trips spent away at a summer camp.
“Two projects I focused on were little league baseball – which became 2015’s The Players – and summer camps. Every year, from spring into summer, one would lead into another and certain things never changed… At summer camp, you have sleeping bags, cabins, and campers. There isn’t much difference between them in 1990 or 1965. I like that time of age, too. There’s a kind of grave maturity developing at around eleven years old. When a little kid laughs or cries, it doesn’t have real resonance, whereas if someone has these emotions between eight and twelve, there’s a poignancy to it. When they become adults, it’s just not the same. Many of these photos are about the predicament of being a kid put into a certain situation. In one picture, these girls who have been so horrible to each other all summer are now parting – and the depth of their love just gushes out. It’s almost excruciating…” – Mark Steinmetz, for Huck Magazine