The Sue and Leon Genet Gallery at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, will present "Cirkut in Time: The Photographs of Jamie Young," through April 14. A gallery reception will be held on Friday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition features 11 large-scale panoramic photographs shot by the artist between 2001 and 2016 using the antique rotating ‘Cirkut’ camera manufactured from 1905 to 1949. These cameras can document up to 360 degrees, capturing the entirety of large groups within their environment.
“Looking at a panoramic photograph is like unwinding a Chinese scroll, allowing the viewer to slowly take in the story that unfolds,” explains Young, who began shooting with these cameras nearly 20 years ago. “It’s well suited to exploring the relationships among subjects, objects and photographer in a broad landscape and creates a portrait of individuals within a larger community.”
Young has worked as a professional photographer for 40 years, shooting for Syracuse University, American Girl, Sundance Cinemas and the New York Times, among others. He teaches photography at PrattMWP and wood/metal fabrication at VPA's School of Design.
Gallery hours are Mon.-Wed., noon–5 p.m., and Fri. noon–5 p.m.. The gallery is closed Thursday and weekends. For more information, contact Andrew Saluti, email@example.com.