Lost in London

August 17, 2012 11:52 AM

Esteemed NYC based photographer Caroll Taveras ‘You Are Here’ Selections for TWELV

In New York City, art trumps athletics.  Fashion Week holds greater cultural significance than the Superbowl.  Composer Marvin Hamlisch’s death is bigger news than Dwight Howard’s move to the Lakers.  

As this Olympics comes to a close, even the most judgmental city-goer has to take a second to admire Team USA’s spectacular performance in London. This was a historical Games for the US, winning at least one medal in 21 different sports, the most of any nation and Finishing with 46 gold medals, the most for the US in a non-boycotted Games since 1904. 

But the medal count isn’t what we’ll remember about this Olympics—it’s the stories. There were unforgettable displays of humanity, beauty, and dignity from gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her bar routine to Andy Murray’s revenge on Roger Federer. 

Caroll Taveras understands New York’s search for artistic meaning.  The NYC based photographer set up shop a few miles outside London’s Olympic park to take portraits of the Games’ lost event goers.  Most of the subjects of Taveras’ ‘You Are Here’ London project were spectators but many gold-medal worthy subjects also participated including American Olympic Basketball player and NBA star Tyson Chandler. 

 

You Are Here is on exhibit at Mother, 10 Redchurch Street, London, until the end of August.  

CAROLL TAVERAS
www.carolltaveras.com
www.thephotostudio.org
www.thefloatgallery.com

 

Written by Dawn Joyce

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