Greg Banks, photographer

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I met Greg Banks at one of The Light Factory’s Sunday Salons, sometime last year. Greg pulled several 11×14 prints from his photo box: big, pretty silver prints. He had just photographed the Occupy Charlotte protest and captured some stunning images. We have countless images of the Occupy movement, but it’s wonderful and stirring to see images in the gelatin silver format. It’s important to document political movements. The beauty of gelatin silver and the hazy quality of the Holga vignetting adds a poetic element that is hard to find in modern street photography.

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Greg Banks photographs more than just politics. His street portraits exhibit a genuine interest in humanity, while in his dreams and nightmares images we begin to see the artist, seeking and exploring his own humanity.

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Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 2.09.17 PMall images copyright Greg Banks. View more at http://greg-banks.com/

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