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Narrative Photography Exhibit Opens at MoPA

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We speak with the director of the Museum of Photographic Arts and the curator and director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, about the museum’s latest exhibit called Tell Me A Story: Narrati

Narrative Photography Exhibit Opens at MoPA

Tom Fudge: Good photographs can be described in many ways. Some say they’re like paintings. Some say they’re like poems. Photographs also tell a story. And in a new exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts, the storytelling aspect of photography takes center stage.

The Balboa Park museum has put together an exhibition called Tell Me a Story: Narrative Photography Now . It features the work of photographers who make storytelling a principal part of their work. Often they stage or pose their subjects. Sometimes they insert themselves into the scene.

Tell Me a Story: Narrative Photography Now opens this weekend at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The exhibit will be on view through May 13 th .  

Guests

  • Deborah Klochko, the director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. 
  • Merry Foresta, the guest curator of Tell Me A Story: Narrative Photography Now. She’s the Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative.

(Photo: Melanie Pullen, Anna and the Grass , 2004)