Park Art Center / Education

Halloween In Bucktown


Halloween In Bucktown 

Photographs by Marc Hauser
Size 8″ x 8″
40 pages
Black and white photographs


The portraits in this collection by Marc Hauser call for and deserve careful, thoughtful study.  As with fine poems or complex musical scores, they work on a number of levels, gradually revealing their mystery and power. What might have appeared trite and cute in the hands of a less sensitive photographer proves to be-because of the dignity an mutual respect evident every element-strongvand challenging.

Like life itself, like good photographs should be, these portraits are portraits are paradoxical. They are clearly specific this face, this coat, this look. At the same time they are hauntingly universal: a face reminiscent of a museum piece, a costume remembered from a childhood book, a look as fleeting as a dream.