Friday, March 6
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
When Chicago-based photographer Allen Bourgeois is not shooting professionally he is working on the streets. His professional work feeds the family, with the majority of that work being health-care related. But it is definitely his personal work which is his passion, and that is what feeds his soul. His influences range from Harry Callahan to Garry Winogrand, with Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank perhaps being the most notable. Allen’s street work has also taken a more serious direction since picking up a Leica M Monochrom a couple of years ago. In his words, “It’s a camera that just gets out of the way.”
The work in this exhibit, “Spontaneous Relationships,” captures those intriguing moments when all of the visual elements within the frame align, and chaos becomes clarified.