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Aaron Siskind

Apollo Theater

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  • Artwork Info
  • About the Artist
  • About this Photograph
  • circa 1935
    Gelatin silver print
    Titled, in ink, au recto of print margin
    Printed circa 1975

  • Aaron Siskind was an influential educator whose earliest works were in the area of documentary photography. As his practice developed, he found an affinity for the Abstract Expressionists, whose concepts are reflected in his later output.

    Links: Aaron Siskind FoundationWikipedia.
  • The composition in this photograph captures the energy of amateur night in Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater. The photo was one of Siskind’s contributions to Harlem Document (1932-1940), a survey of life in Harlem. Subject matter such as this was more typical of Siskind’s early output, which later evolved from a straightforward social documentary approach to photography towards an increasingly abstracted view of objects and settings.