Exhibitions: Third Eye; Three Photographers: Gita Lenz, John Reed & Don Normark

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    Third Eye; Three Photographers: Gita Lenz, John Reed & Don Normark

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    • Date unknown, 1952: The Brooklyn Museum will present the work of three of America’s most provocative photographers on October 22 when a special exhibition, “The Third Eye,” opens to the public.

      T. Anthony Caruso, Curator of Photography, states that the photographs in the show “express a vital emotional reality over the simple things consciously taken for granted and leading us to appreciate these graphic statements as new thoughts.” In all, about 60 photographs have been selected for the show, the work of John Reed, Gita Lenz and Don Normark.

      Mr. Reed, the “camera abstractionist,” born in St. Louis and a New Yorker by adoption, will be represented by scenes of New York and Maine. He photographs the surface of our world in detail, forming pure and interesting designs.

      Gita Lenz, magazine photographer, presents her material in a lyrical style which contrasts city and country life. A fine musician, as well as a skilled camera artist, Miss Lenz expresses herself with grent rhythm and understanding of her medium.

      The third photographer, whose work Mr. Caruso finds very stimulating, is Don Normark from Seattle, Washington. An ex-Marine who only since World War II found the camera his ideal of self-expression, Mr. Normark photographed the wonders of the Green River Gorge in his native state. These will appear in the show.

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