A father embraces a son. Two friends lock arms on an afternoon stroll. A couple clutches in the dark corner of a nightclub. All of these images and more are captured in the KMA’s exhibition, Picturing Love. By turns disarmingly candid and unabashedly performative, the photographs in the exhibition examine how love is captured – and indeed at times bestowed – by the act of taking a picture. In the present moment of virtual like, love, and swipe, when all aspects of public and private life circulate in seemingly endless supply on the Internet, the exhibition takes a step back to look at the formidable history of this subject from photography’s early days to the present moment.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.