530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm

Steve Sumpton
Chelsea International Photography Competition
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
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Chelsea International Photography Competition
January 27 - March 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6-8 pm

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Steve Sumpton’s recent photography series explores the nature of the first encounter. Working in predominantly digital color photography, the artist aims to identify “the impact perceptions play in forming human identity.” Sumpton’s images exude both nostalgia and loneliness. Inspired by the triumphs and adversities the LGBTI community faces, the artist perpetually isolates his subjects through body language, gaze, or physical distance. Nonetheless, the settings of his images emanate an eerie familiarity; surely, we as an audience have sat in Sumpton’s empty diner or palm-fronded motel room before. The artist currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.
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