Candid Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception

The Herberger Theater‘s Opening Reception for it’s Candid Photography exhibit at the University Club of Phoenix is now on October 22nd, 5:30 to 7 pm. Please note this is the new date, originally the reception was for 10/08.


My wife Connie and I are co-curators for the exhibition. The show is from October 8th thru December 1st at the University Club. Formerly a private residence, University Club of Phoenix still maintains the beauty of a vintage 1920’s home. The club hosts breakfast meetings, luncheon programs, private dinners, weddings, seminars and holiday parties.

Candid Photography

The theme we selected for this exhibit is candid photography.

A candid photograph is a photograph captured through motion mostly, without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved by avoiding prior preparation of the subject and by either surprising the subject or by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos. (1)

This exhibit, open only to photography is meant to display the opposite of today’s selfie culture. An example of this style may best be seen from the master of candid photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for the term, “The Decisive Moment”. This exhibit will feature works of photography only.

(1) “Candid Photography In Australia An Interview With Andrew Stark”. Urban Photography Art. 2010.