There is a crowd leaving a subway station. We feel the change in light, heat and pressure as we trudge toward the stairs. There is a girl walking on a rainy sidewalk. We hear her flats shuffle on the night’s wet brick.
A carefully crafted aesthetic is evident in Dickerman’s work, but it is neither effete nor contrived. The content of the images undoubtedly come from his background as a photojournalist, but the images move beyond documentary into the world of visual poetry.