© Dick Blau. Anna, 1976
It is not often that we have the opportunity to explore the work of a single photographer’s spanning a forty-year project.
The work in "Thicker Than Water" exhibits the 40 plus year inquiry by Dick Blau into his relationship to his families, and to himself. As an image-maker all productions are reflections of the maker, the historical moment, and the cultural context. "Thicker Than Water" is at times an emotional experience that hits at the heart of anyone who has helped to raise a family, experienced the end of a relationship and moved on. Blau is not a family therapist but a photographer whose roots are in theatre and performance. He tells us that his photographs in "Thicker Tan Water" are not the family photographs which suggests that all is well, but just the opposite. They are more about the theater of life as seen through eyes of Dick Blau.
This exhibition is includes video interviews, essays, and other material to deepen the experience of the viewer/reader and their understanding of Blau’s inquiry. Refer to the left menu to access the above.
Dick Blau on his photography.
Video length: 12:34 © Dick Blau & VASA, 2015
On VASA Exhibitions:
VASA Exhibitions over the years have provided a platform for individual and group exhibitions, collaborative exhibitions with various organizations and galleries and exhibitions that follow a particular theme or inquiry such as “Where Do We Go Now!” curated by Rui Cepeda and the “Kharkiv School of Photography: Soviet Censorship to New Aesthetics” curated by Igor Manko.
VASA Exhibitions are international and multicultural. The curatorial team has strived to present work that not only represents the photographers but also the social, historical and cultural. As an online international project. VASA works to engage various digital tools. Video, as an example, not only offers the potential for the presentation of works, it provides the opportunity and framework for the voice of the author to be seen and heard. Through image, text, sound and animation, VASA works to expand the exhibition paradigm and provide a rich experience for the viewer (as well as the author) because we can.
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