Street Shots

Barb Choit at Rachel Uffner Is The Daily Pic By Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Barb Choit shows us old images as they fade to black – or cyan.

(Courtesy the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York)

“Barbershop Fade #7” is the best of the fascinating photographs in the Barb Choit solo show now at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York. Choit documents the fading, cyan-heavy images that circulate in shop windows all over modern cities. It takes some effort to remind oneself that her images aren’t faded at all, but are accurate transcriptions of the final moments in the lives of other photos. And she shows how the fragile virtuality of photography has replaced the actual, tangible objects in the shop windows of her great predecessor, Eugene Atget.

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