This past Wednesday September 19, Higher Pictures Gallery in Manhattan held an opening reception for the work of self-taught photographer Boogie (Vladimir Milivojevich). The small gallery, which opened up early Kim Bourus who, despite today’s heightened focus on digital photography mainly represents photographers like Boogie who work in film.
In order to reach the second story gallery, you must pass by expensive bistros and designer boutiques. This created a clear contrast to Boogie’s world; a collection of photographs depicting another urban culture, the dealers, the addicts and the prostitutes. This contrast is another example of the strong disparities between the rich and poor that maintain themselves in a city like New York.