Exhibition: Photos from the opening of David Lurie’s latest work “Morning After Dawn” at Commune.1.

Article by Christina Bongartz.

David Lurie’s new exhibition “Morning After Dawn” opened at Commune.1 on Tuesday 23 September. As the title implies, all photographs of urban landscapes have been taken in the early morning hours.

Lurie, who’s known for his work in the field of photojournalism and documentary, explains this body of work as its personal shift from working with photography as a medium to purely capture life to photography as art.

The exhibition is showing a big range of large format photographs that the artist has printed himself. The images were framed at Orms Print Room & Framing, but not placed behind glass, which in my opinion is an interesting choice and gives the photographs a feeling more similar to paintings.

The opening at Commune.1 was quite busy, with David Lurie himself present as well, and everyone seemed to enjoy not only Lurie’s exhibition but also Olivié Keck’s “False Priest” which is showing at the same venue. Both exhibitions can be seen until 23 October at Commune.1 in 64 Wale Street, Cape Town.

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