The Exploration of Photographs and Place, 1843-2014
On view until January 31, 2015
PhotoNOLA Opening: Saturday, Dec 6, 8-10pm
WHERE – A special curatorial collaboration for PROSPECT.3 from The Collection of A Gallery for Fine Photography (founded 1973). The Exhibit is an opportunity to view 49 of the greatest classical and contemporary photographs in the world.
“Where” is a powerful word. It is invoked whenever we explain our own origins (“this is where I’m from”), it is used when we express our own ambitions (“I hope to go where I can make a difference”), and it is used to define our identities and the identities of others. Photography, from its very origins, was linked to all these variations of “where.” Photographs are, after all, records of places: tangible documents of the spaces in which they were created. As a result, photographs from anywhere can migrate almost everywhere. Including photographs from places as disparate as Outer Space and The Amazon, WHERE demonstrates how pervasive the flow of photography has become in the modern world. At the same time, it raises questions about what photographs can tell us about “where.”
Artists include: Ansel Adams, William Henry Fox Talbot, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Sebastião Salgado, Helmut Newton, Walker Evans, Joshua Mann Pailet, Josephine Sacabo, P. H. Emerson, Jessica Lange, Irving Penn, Jerry Uelsmann, Louviere + Vanessa, Richard Sexton, Lisette de Boisblanc, Clarence John Laughlin, Wynn Bullock, Wendi Schneider, Aaron Siskind, Marion Post Wolcott, William Henry Jackson, Jan Saudek, Theodore Lilienthal, Keith Carter, Herman Leonard, Elliott Erwitt, René Pauli, Lynn Davis, Melvin Sokolsky, E.J. Bellocq, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Amédeé Lemaire de Ternande, Robert Frank, Francis Frith, Heinrich Kühn, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Wickens Fry, Bevna of Lowestoft, Danny Lyon, NASA, Man Ray, James Van Der Zee, Sandy Skoglund, Joyce Tenneson, Bob Gruen, Josef Sudek, Margaret Bourke-White, William Garnett, W. Eugene Smith, Shimon Attie, Maggie Taylor, Franco Salmoiraghi, Dmitry Baltermants, and Berenice Abbott.
Space Walker, Feb. 3-11, 1984 by NASA ©
Paper size: 22 3/4″ x 22 1/4″
Image size: 20″ x 19 1/2″
Medium: Dye Transfer photograph
Stamped: Blind Stamp/ au recto the photograph (on the front)