ONEONTA – The return of the native – from Broadway.
Photographer Stephen Joseph’s latest exhibit, “Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain,” to open at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Hartwick College’s Foreman Gallery, does for New York City what Joseph did for his native City of the Hills in “Oneonta 360.”
An approach honed here – presenting panoramas of relatively intimate spaces – is applied in “Broadway Revealed” to theater’s behind-the-scene artists and technicians. It debuted in 2012 and included the Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
“My ‘Broadway Revealed’ project includes images of set designers, costume designers, lighting designers and all of the creative people that produce Broadway shows,” said Joseph, son of Howard and Bunny Joseph of Oneonta.
“Also included are all of the shops, such as costume shops, wig maker studios, shoe makers and prop shops. Every aspect of what it takes to produce a Broadway play.”
Photographed over an eight-year period, Broadway Revealed offers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating such theatrical productions as “Chicago,” “American Idiot,” “Hair,” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Stephen’s public photographic installations have been featured in homes, nonprofits, and office buildings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Kaiser Permanente, John Muir Medical Center, Bishop Ranch San Ramon, and California Plaza Walnut Creek, and his photographs adorn every guest room of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
Joseph is currently photographing “behind the scenes” at The Glimmerglass Opera.
“Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain” will be open 2-8 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. This program is presented by Hartwick College with support from the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.
For more information on the exhibit, visit the website or contact the Hartwick College Office of the President at (607) 431-4990.