Went to see Robert Bergman's photo portraits at P.S. 1. He took these intimate if not uncomfortable photos over the years(mid 80s through 90s) traveling The Midwest and East Coast.
As we stare at Bergman's large scale photographs, his subjects with their large eyes stare back at us. It's an indescribable feeling. Observers being observed. If these were taken by some twenty something Williamsberg hipster, I'd have screamed "EXPLOITATION!" But Bergman, 65, who'd never had an exhibition before this, achieves something quite extraordinary I rarely get to see in photographs.