Ohio City

Ohio City

2004

Thomas Roma

(American, 1950-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 24.4 x 32.2 cm (9 5/8 x 12 11/16 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.3 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of the George Gund Foundation Collection in Honor of David Bergholz 2020.305

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The George Gund Foundation annually commissions artists to photograph the Foundation’s areas of interest in Northeast Ohio for its annual reports.

Description

In 2004, the Foundation selected Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Roma, a masterful and sympathetic recorder of the urban environment, to photograph Ohio City on Cleveland’s near west side. He shows us a healthy neighborhood, one where the streets are busy and the businesses active. There are no great dramas or tensions, merely the daily dance of urban life.

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