Editor’s note: “Ojos de Tango” is the title of a new photographic exhibition opening Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Movimiento Gallery in Boston. It translates into Tango as seen through the eyes of a photographer. And what a feast is Tango for the eyes of the viewer as well! Barry Zaltman is one of the photographers whose work will be on display at the Movimiento Gallery through August 1st. He has graciously allowed us to present several of his stunning Tango studies here in the Fictional Cafe. Note Barry’s photographic style of using pure black and white.
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Barry Zaltman, a travel photographer, tanguero, bullfight aficionado and educator, recently spent four months in Buenos Aires studying Tango at the DNI Studio by day and dancing at the city’s fabled tango venues by night. These works focus on the social and psychological aspects of Tango: the tension between being apart and coming together, between the moment of embrace and the necessary letting go. He says, “Dancing Tango is a poetic drama played out with strangers to lyrics of love desired, love found, love lost and love regretted; a romance in motion, a brief interlude.”
Barry studied Photography at the Museum School with Lee Broman, and Painting with Andrew Syrbik and Gerry Bergstein. While a student, he was selected to participate in all juried shows. He has studied and danced Tango in Boston and Buenos Aires for over ten years. He has exhibited Tango dancer photography at the New England Tango Academy in Cambridge and the well-known DNI Studio in Buenos Aires. Select work is currently on display at the Boston Tango Society and The Artango Bistro. Again, he is exhibiting at the Movimiento Gallery with several other photographers June 5 – August 1, 2015.