Review of "About Face" at Denise Bibro Fine Art

by Vince Aletti

With photos by Andrea Modica, Judith Joy Ross, Laura Letinsky, and Jed Devine setting the standard, the work in this appealing group show skews toward the unabashedly soulful. Women and children outnumber men as subjects, but virtually everyone is seen with an almost familial tenderness that gives even the so-so pictures an unexpected sweetness. Among the newcomers, look for Jason Hanasik, Steven DiRado, and Jo Ann Walters, all of whom are more than merely promising.

This review originally appeared in the February 18, 2004 print edition of The Village Voice.