Blind Idealism Is Deadly

Rossett Herbert
Maxwell Library, 3rd. floor
January 18 - March 29, 2019

Rossett Herbert captures the spirit of street photography, a field that has included such giants as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus. These photographers speak to the profoundly democratic impulse to acknowledge that we all have a place—that our stories matter. She took photos of the downtrodden and the well-heeled. She took photos of festive people and people in distress. She took photos of children and the aged. Her work is marked by serendipity; she appears to have no agenda, but instead captures what she stumbles upon.They are full of wit and surprise and playful spirit…Her basic decent humanism is evident everywhere in her photographs.