For those of you who missed or can’t get enough of the works featured at the 42nd edition of AIPAD’s The Photography Show, DARK—a solo exhibition of Mark S. Kornbluth’s photographs of Broadway theaters during the pandemic closure will be on view at the show’s Online Viewing Rooms through May 29, 2023.
In 2020 when Broadway stages went dark, New York City’s theater buildings lit up the quiet nights in a state of suspended animation. At the encouragement of a mentor, Kornbluth traded his 35 mm for a large format digital camera and began making pictures of as many theaters as possible. Access to one of the busiest places on earth was unprecedented, and he took dozens of images of each structure.
The series comprises large-format photographs of dozens of New York City theater exteriors, including the Ambassador, Barrymore, Booth, Eugene O’Neill, Imperial, Lunt Fontaine, Lyric, Music Box, New Victory, and Richard Rodgers theaters are featured, among others. Broadway shows captured in the historical moment include The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Hangmen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Inheritance, Moulin Rouge, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.
Mark’s work can be viewed in AIPAD’s The Photography Show Online Viewing Rooms here. He is also featured in their Monumental Moments Online Viewing Room here. He is currently represented by Cavalier Gallery.