PRESS RELEASE

Judith Turner: The Time Square Series
October 16 – November 15, 2003

Frederieke Taylor gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition The Times Square Series by photographer Judith Turner, opening Thursday, October 16. More than two decades ago, her seminal book “Judith Turner Photographs Five Architects” established a new way of looking at photography of architecture. In contrast to the abstract and more formal qualities of much of her earlier black and white work, Turner emphasizes in this exhibition the dynamic, colorful energy of the city from a representational point of view. Concentrating on New York’s Times Square with vibrantly colorful digital prints, Judith Turner illustrates the light, color and spatial complexity of the heart of the city. Turner’s photographs, taken by day and by night, reveal the intensity and vitality that characterize Times Square as an electronic wonderland.

Often described as an “architects’ photographer and a photographer of architecture,” Judith Turner has been taking pictures since the early seventies. She has photographed iconic, modern buildings by internationally known architects such as Richard Meier, Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, Kohn Pedersen Fox, as well as Zaha Hadid, Fumihiko Maki and Shigeru Ban. She has also photographed fragments from architecture and nature, uncovering the poetry, essence and structure of columns, glass facades, leaves and trees.

Judith Turner has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan. She has had several books of her works published including “Judith Turner Photographs Five Architects” (1980), “White City” (1984), “Annotations on Ambiguity” (1986), “Near Sitings” (1995), and “Between Spaces” (2000).

Her photographs are in the permanent collection of institutions including the Getty Center, Los Angeles; the Guggenheim Museum; the Whitney Museum; the International Center of Photography, New York; the George Eastman House Collection, Rochester; the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Köln; Tel Aviv Museum; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

She has been awarded grants and fellowships from The Graham Foundation, Mobil’s Artist-in-Residence Program, The Lila Acheson Wallace Fund and The Asian Cultural Council. In 1994, she received an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.