Robert Lyons: One Eye Crying
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR - Apr 5-Jun 2
Robert Lyons’ One Eye Crying take the techniques he honed by shooting portraits in places like Rwanda and uses them on working-class Americans in the town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A boy with a shaved head stands on a wall, staring back at the camera, as does a tattooed woman sitting on a curb. Lyons’ lens brings these somewhat non-photogenic Americans in from the cold by capturing them in their natural habitat, while allowing them to meet the gaze of an inquiring world.