I was stoked to see this billboard while driving to work last week on Interstate 95 in West Haven, Ct. It awakened me from the dull stupor of my morning commute. I had no clue that Patti Smith and Wadsworth Atheneum had collaborated to present the first exhibition of her photography in the United States right here in Hartford.
Now in addition to plans to attend the exhibit opening and book signing I have procured a copy of the Patti Smith, Camera Solo catalogue. This title was published in conjunction with the exhibition. I ordered it from the Wadsworth Atheneum Shop online. They ship quickly. 😉
The catalogue has a Director’s Foreword from Susan Lubowsky Talbott. There is also an intimate ten page interview with Patti Smith that Susan conducted on July 12, 2011. The interview illuminates Patti Smith’s role as a photographer. We gain valuable insight into the artistic discipline that complements Patti Smith’s prolific abilities as singer, songwriter, musician, and author.
I like the muse Patti Smith defines with her Polaroid Land 250 camera. We can’t wait to see the photographs as well as Patti in person very soon now.
- Patti Smith:Camera Solo, First Exhibition of Her Photography in the United States (musicofourheart.wordpress.com)