Timeless and colorful, Carl Corey's images of America are among those that fascinate Europeans. Revealed by the Catherine et André Hug gallery, the photographer has spent the last twenty years touring the Midwestern region of the United States, collecting a rich and precious iconography emblematic of the American visual imagery.
The exhibition Between Dusk and Dawn presents a previously unseen series from his latest opus, “The Strand”, completed in 2022 and shot in the Great Lakes region.
In the falling light of dusk and dawn, these images show gas stations, diners, stationary cars and deserted streets, all composed from a radiant center of light, leaving the edges to melt into the darkness. Human presence remains a furtive apparition. They are reminiscent of Eggleston, Stephen Shore and the paintings of Edward Hopper. In these shots, there is no visual excitement, but rather soft light serving broad, cinematographic framing and a whodunit atmosphere, recounting the adventure of a sentimental traveler eager to capture a changing America.
Galerie Catherine & André Hug
Founded in 2000 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Galerie Catherine et André Hug has chosen photography to explore the medium's mode of expression. The gallery selects classic documentary artists, or those who prefer a fictional form, whose work questions reality, the narrative potential of the image, or the exploration of the dream that inhabits man.