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Taranto Gallery is located in the heart of Chelsea bordered by New York's Photo District to the east and the new Art Gallery District to the west. The street level fifty foot deep unique display space doubles as the entry way to Taranto Labs, a photo lab which has for fifteen years been devoted to fine art and commercial photography and the craft of precise film processing and printing services.
Five years ago, Taranto Labs expanded its wide offering of traditional photographic processes through the introduction of new digital techniques in order to meet the present and future needs of its clients. Throughout the industry digital techniques and applications have evolved, supplemented and replaced many analog practices. Taranto Labs is committed to service both traditional processing and printing and emerging digital imaging solutions.
Our objective remains the same - to provide the best printing services and imaging solutions possible, adapting to the impact that digital photography and imaging has brought to the entire photo lab industry and the way people make pictures. Balancing the implementation of new imaging techniques and our traditional workflow, predicting and meeting customer needs and expectations is a compelling and exciting challenge. It requires technical, intellectual, commercial and aesthetic understanding of our rapidly changing marketplace, which is simultaneously both demanding the latest technology and feeling increasingly nostalgic for analog photographic imagery.
Hosting Digital 02 is a natural continuation of our exploration into the evolving forms of photographic media. Between 1997 and 2000 Taranto Gallery mounted four exhibitions, Impure Photography I, II, III, and IV, curated by multi-media artist Dolores Zorreguietta These exhibitions showed ways artists used photographic imagery as a component in their work, breaking boundaries and challenging conventions central to the dogma of traditional purism. Digital 02 goes further by exploring the experimentation and results of emerging hybrid techniques made possible through the scientific advances in digital imaging technology.
Taranto seems the logical venue to host this exhibition precisely because we have positioned ourselves between these two historic chapters.
Ken Taranto, photographer/owner
245 W. 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9040 or (800) 556-3914
Taranto Gallery space