Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Master Photographers Exhibit at The Met

I am wondering if anyone is interested in getting together to go check this out at The Metropolitan Museum of Art within the next couple of weeks. Only runs to the end of the month. Let me know!
Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940

The exhibition tells the story of photography's first 100 years through the work of key figures who helped shape the aesthetic and expressive course of the medium: Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Carleton Watkins, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Édouard Baldus, Charles Marville, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Brassaï. The exhibition presents 10 to 12 iconic works by each of these artists to convey a broad sense of their contributions to photography. Many of the works are drawn from the Museum's 2005 acquisition of the Gilman Collection.