Anne Marie D'Arcy: American Sikh: 2013 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient
I find the portraits by Houston photographer Anne Marie D’Arcy astonishing. First of all, they are facilely done; the composition and lighting are fine. The models have exceptional ease and comfort in front of the camera. In a climate of political correctness and sensitivity to diversity, I am trying to offer this observation inoffensively. I don't encounter Sikhs regularly and seeing them in this completely easy, up beat way is disarming and delightful. These are tribal portraits, the same as if Ms. D'Arcy had documented Wall St. lawyers or African tribesmen or Texas cowboys with her unaffected, receptive sensibility. She renders her subjects accessible and familiar. This is marvelously radical to me, and perhaps to you, and probably not to Sikh. This strikes me as smart and worth putting in front of you.
-W.M. Hunt, Collector, Curator, and Consultant (New York, NY)
EXHIBITION SUPPORTED BY THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF CAROL CROW