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Best Solo Art Exhibition Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2011 - "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer"

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"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer"

501 Plaza Real

Boca Raton, FL 33432

561-392-2500

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Photography is all about capturing the moment, and no show this year captured its cultural moment as well as this collection of photographs from 1956. That's when a beautiful young man named Elvis Presley was just two years into his soon-to-be tumultuous career and poised to change American pop forever. Alfred Wertheimer was a young photographer-for-hire who had never even heard of Elvis when he spent two brief periods with the singer. But the lensman's instincts were such that his hungry eye was able to catch images that resonate to this day. The exhibition was full of privileged moments filtered through a photographer who knew he was onto something, such as the justly famous image of the singer kissing a young woman he had just met in a hotel diner. The show let us bask in the idea of Elvis as an avatar of potential — Elvis caught in the process of becoming himself.

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Timothy Leistner
Timothy Leistner

The New Times review and coverage on this exhibit was excellent.  Many Thanks ! Keep up the great work.

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