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Through the Eye of the Camera: 19th and 20th Century Photography from the Royal & SunAlliance Collection

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Feb 14 2004-May 2 2004   /  

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

First perceived as a reproductive medium that could capture images quickly, photography became a means to capture landscapes, portraits and images of everyday life. The exhibition, held in conjunction with Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936, provides an overview of this diverse medium that continues to evolve as a means of personal visual expression. Fifty-seven images represent a sampler of Americana and the versatility of the photographic process as portrayed through the eyes of 37 artists, including Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Matthew Brady, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Curtis, Lewis Hine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eadweard Muybridge, Joel Meyerowitz, Arnold Newman, Alfred Stieglitz, Jerry Uelsmann, among others. Themes include historical and social documentary, naturalism, architecture, forms of industry, urban/rural landscapes, portraiture and the Western frontier.