Captivating Exhibition of Photographs by Ming Smith at June Kelly Gallery


NEW YORK, NY.- “Ming Smith Photographs:1977 – 2010,” a captivating exhibition that spans three decades of documenting diverse people and cultures throughout the world, opened at the June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer Street in New York on June 18. The works will remain on view through July 30. Ming’s provocative images demonstrate a keen eye and an inexhaustible interest and empathy for the human condition and the drama of life. Ming has said that her “affair” with the camera began early on “with images solidly entrenched in my heart.” The late photographer Gordon Parks admired Ming’s work and once wrote, “Wondrous images keep cropping up, stuffing themselves into her sight. She grasps them and gives eternal life to things that might well have been forgotten.” Ming’s deceptively simple but evocative imagery hovers between figurative and abstraction as she do