An American Romeo and Juliet

August 6, 2014 4:22 PM

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An American Romeo and Juliet

A third generation New Yorker, Lower East Side gallerist Sasha Wolf has curated an exhibit of photographs loosely illustrating Romeo and Juliet. She says she is direct, honest and straight-forward, but never cynical, and has an innocent belief in true love. These qualities mark the work she has chosen.

The naturalistic, black and white photographs show teenagers close to Romeo and Juliet's ages. Boyish gang members smoke cigarettes on a Brooklyn boardwalk; a teenage couple sits lost in thought on wooden porch chairs on a southern summer afternoon; a pre-teen girl appears at a half-screen door rese...

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