Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World at The Morgan Library & Museum
February 9 - May 30, 2016
This exhibition explores the history of the medium as a lucid, literate—but not always literal—tool of persuasion. A collaboration with the George Eastman Museum, the show features more than eighty works from the 1840s to the present and reveals the many ways the camera can transmit not only the outward appearance of its subject but also narratives, arguments, and ideas. Drawn chiefly from the Eastman Museum’s rich holdings, and supplemented by works from the Morgan and a private collector, this exhibition features work by William Henry Fox Talbot, Eadweard Muybridge, John Heartfield, Lewis Hine, John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Thomas Barrow, among many others.
Sight Reading is co-organized by the Morgan Library & Museum and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester. Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World will be on view at the George Eastman Museum June 18 - September 18, 2016.
Vernacular in Place: Old and New Topographic Photography | Van Deren Coke Gallery at the University of New Mexico Art Museum
October 16 - December 12
Curated by Miguel Gandert, Distinguished Professor of Communications and Journalism, and Chris Wilson, J. B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies
Lee Freidlander, Steve Fitch, Thomas Barrow, Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, Kenneth Winston Baird, Hilla and Bernd Becher, Sabine Delcour, Gus, Foster, Lynn Geesaman, Debora Hunter, William Henry Jackson, Danny Lyon, Joan Meyer, Beaumont Newhall, Bernard Plossu, Edward Ruscha, David Stephenson, Edward Weston and Steve Yates, Edouard Baldus, Francis Frith, Carlton E. Watkins, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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