A reportage, “street photographer” since 1972, Flo Fox, b. 1945, has shot over 120,000 images. Subjects vary, but tend toward “ironic reality.” For Fox, photography is her existence and covers all aspects of being a single woman and artist in New York City, while having the freedom and good fortune for extensive travel.
Though visually impaired and physically challenged from multiple sclerosis, confining her to a wheelchair, she never goes anywhere without her camera. Totally disabled from the neck down since 1999, she directs friends, attendants, or people in the street to take pictures for her. She has been an advocate for the disabled. The consummate trail-blazer, she taught the first photography class for the blind and visually impaired to students at the Lighthouse International for the blind in 1979.
In addition to having work in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian, Fox has exhibited and published extensively, including a two- person exhibit with Weegee in 1987 in Paris, France. Her work has also been published in Life magazine, and has been seen throughout the United States, and internationally in Argentina, Spain, England, France, Italy, Mexico and Japan.
Watch an Interview with Flo Fox
July 31 to August 21, 2014
What You See Is What You Get
June 26 to July 17, 2014
Flo Fox and Len Speier: Disco Ball