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Chicago and the Diana: Toy Camera Images by Dan Zamudio

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© Courtesy of the artist and the Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago and the Diana: Toy Camera Images by Dan Zamudio

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
December 30th, 2010 - March 27th, 2011
Opening: January 7th, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Dan Zamudio's photographs are intimately scaled, hand-printed, black and white images reminiscent of the faded, vintage works of old photo albums.

Captured through the plastic lens of a Diana camera, a toy camera discontinued in the early 1970s, Zamudio’s photographs feature the architectural elements and long-lasting signs that reveal the historic layers of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

The use of multiple exposures echoes the visual syncopation of a sightseeing walk through the city's older commercial strips. In a style mimicking the film noir style of the 1940s and 50s, his most recent work captures the neon signs that are quickly vanishing from the Chicago landscape.