Body image and figurative photography Alchemy Panel Discussion

October 9, 2019

Join us this Thursday, at Gallery Max SoHo for a Panel Discussion as we address body image and figurative photography.

Award-winning photographer Michel Leroy’s Alchemy series of black and white photos will be on exhibit at the Gallery Max SoHo from October 2nd through the 23rd, 2019. The exhibit features never-before-seen photos from Leroy’s ongoing series that explores the tension between physicality and identity.

In conjunction with the exhibit a live panel discussion open to the public focusing on body positive issues in contemporary art will take place on October 10th at the Gallery Max (details below).

The repeated and gradually institutionalized trend of intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself about identity, gender roles and the “ideal” of beauty have accelerated the need for figurative photography that is relevant, inclusive and challenges ideology in a global community.

Artist Michel Leroy recognizes the relevance of this issue in the social media age and is dedicated to creating images that embrace the conversation and encourages a critical dialogue of acceptance and mutual respect for every body type, no matter the size, color, race or sexual identity.

The gallery has invited five panelists to speak on the Alchemy series and their experiences and expertise.

Suzee Skwiot: Managing Editor, Host & Producer, Adorama Podcast
Sherri Littlefield: Gallery curator and photography consultant
Dalijah Franklin: Athlete and founder/CEO of Black Girls Pole
Phillip Evans: Athlete, Instructor and manager Body & Pole
Michel Leroy: Photographer and creator of the Alchemy Series

Gallery Max SoHo
552 Broadway #401
New York NY 10012

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
6 pm doors open and wine served
7 pm panel starts and goes to 8pm

The Alchemy series by photographer Michel Leroy explores the singular beauty of the human form. Moments of sculptural balance and anticipation define the graceful lines and impossible gestures of these vivid B&W images. The technique is notable for the tactile permanence of flesh revealed through the in-camera process.

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Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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