Alcy and I met Jerry and Darnell Klumpp at the reflection pond in front of City Hall. Jerry had seen an article in the paper about a photography show in the tunnel between City Hall and the City Hall annex. Houston photographer Terry Swenson gave 48 disposable cameras to clients of Search, an organization that assists the homeless. The clients were told only to photograph what they wished to photograph and to return the camera in five days. Of the 48 handed out 36 were returned. There were thirty to forty of the photographs hung in the exhibit. Going through the hassle of the metal detector called into question whether seeing the exhibit was worth it or not but it really was. It is a shame that it was not hung in a more user-friendly environment so more people would have seen it.
Afterwards we toured a little of the weekly Farmer’s Market that surrounds the reflection pool in front of City Hall and made a brief stop in the Julia Ideson Building which housed the City Library when I first moved to Houston. Neither Alcy or Darnell had ever been inside.
We drove over to Carter and Cooley Company in Height’s Village for lunch and had a long discussion about, what else, photography.
|Jerry viewing the photographs|
|Alcy chatting with ZZ Top--we didn't tell her they were not real!|
|Houston City Library|