Two stunning exhibitions: In London, the exhibition of portraits by Chiam Soutine at the Courtauld Gallery [19 October 2017 - 21 January 2018], and in Nottingham, States of America, photography of the United States from the 1960's to the early 1990's, at the Nottingham Contemporary [16 September - 26 November 2017]. Soutine's portraits dance before your eyes, his subjects animated to a level of intense expression. States of America ranges over a far wider base and brings together the progressive force of American 'street' photography at a critical moment of introspection within that country.
The Little Pastry Cook, Chaim Soutine, 1927
Newark, New Jersey, Lee Friedlander, 1962