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Earthlings

American photographer Richard Kalvar emphasizes the unusual capturing the human condition in a series of insightful and absurd images

Richard Kalvar

Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Twin flowers during a carnival. La Louviere, Belgium. 1979. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Woman trying to have a telephone conversation next to a noisy man. Via del Corso, Rome, Italy.1981. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Conversation around a column. St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. 1978. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Man looking for lost item behind park bench. Hamburg, Germany. 1973. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Tired dog. Rue de l'Ouest, Paris, France. 1974. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Woman with pigeons on head. Central Park, New York City, USA. 1976. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Father and daughter taking a bath. St. Laurent des Combes, near St Emilion, Gironde, Aquitaine, France. 1977. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Carnival. La Louviere, Hainaut region, Belgium. 1979. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy. 1980. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Statue of Italian poet Trilussa (Carlo Alberto Salustri). Piazza Trilussa, Trastevere, Rome, Italy. 1980. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy, 1982. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Cat show at the Espace Champerret. Paris, France. 1985. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings Women in hats in conversation at the reception of a wedding. Touraine region, France. 1996. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar | Earthlings In front of the Louvre museum. 1st arrondissement, Paris, France. 1994. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos

Richard Kalvar has an exceptional eye and a talent for catching moments when societal behavior becomes humorous or shifts into the absurd. His compelling duotone photographs document the human condition. Kalvar seeks to emphasize the unusual, and his penetrating lens reveals a unique brand of humanity. He explores everyday life with an altogether fresh perspective, both humorous and dark.