Three Aspects of City Life in 'Soho Photo' Exhibit

Scot Surbeck's 2012 photograph, "Fifth Avenue." Photo courtesy of Scot Surbeck.

Jan. 03, 2014

New York City life is the theme of a three-person show this month at Tribeca’s Soho Photo (15 White St.). Scot Surbeck says he looks for “the absurdity, contradiction, humor, sadness, anger and joy that often bubbles to the surface in this dense cauldron of city life.” In her series, “Substitutes,” photographer Ellen Jacob focused her lens on immigrant nannies, mostly from West Africa and the Caribean, as a way to find out what life was like for these women as she tended to children in parks, along city streets and inside their homes. Sean Blocklin describes his noire-like black-and-white photos as “stories taking place in the early hours of a New York day.”

The exhibit opens on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and continues until Saturday, Feb. 1. The opening reception is on Tuesday, Jan.  7, at 6 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, go to