Marion Palfi: Social Research Photographer
The Pasadena Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition of work by Marion Palfi, a pioneer in the field of social research photography. She expresses with her camera, in a penetrating wat, the sorrows, joys, defeats and victories of her fellow human beings. Her photographs evoke an immediate emotional response.
The studies in this exhibition deal with prejudice, injustice, conditions of the aged, the effects of poverty and neglect on children, and the effects of acculturation on the American Indian. They illustrate the decay inherent in man's blindness to the indignities suffered by others. Her work does not evidence exploitation or exaggeration but rather a feeling of compassion and understanding.