From Vince Aletti’s review of “Histories: Tales from the 70s” for The New Yorker:
The American photographer is best known for documenting the country-music scene, and this show of black-and-white work from the nineteen-seventies includes pictures from the Grande Ole Opry (notably, a portrait of a dewy Dolly Parton). But they’re overshadowed by subtler and more probing images, which recall Diane Arbus. A boy in glasses, alone in an audience, looks startled by the camera’s attention; by contrast, two women, arm in arm in clashing checks and stripes, beam happily. A masseur stands outside a steam room full of young jockeys like a sentry.
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