Photography

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960<br/>September 6–December 8, 2018

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 portrays life in Italy before, during, and after World War II through the lens of photography. While Neorealism has largely been associated with literary and cinematic depictions of dire postwar economic conditions, this exhibition draws attention to the period’s many photographers. NeoRealismo features approximately 175 photographs—primarily vintage prints—by […]

Ernest Cole: Photographer

Ernest Cole (1940–1990)—one of South Africa’s first black photo-journalists—created powerful photographs that revealed to the world what it meant to be black under apartheid.

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera

Combining photography with performance, personal identity with global politics, and satire with farce, Tseng Kwong Chi (1950–1990) created a compelling body of work whose complexity is belied by its humor and grace.

For a New World to Come:<br/>Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography 1968-1979

In the wake of World War II, Japan experienced sweeping trans-formations. Rapid industrialization and the economic surge that began in the mid-1950s were soon overshadowed by deep anxiety, sparked by the US–Japan Security Treaty (Anpo), which sustained American military presence within Japan’s borders. This tension reached a fever pitch in the late 1960s, when political […]

Priceless Children

Priceless Children offers two different views of the American child at the turn of the twentieth century, juxtaposing Lewis Hine’s indignant photographs of working-class children with idealized images of middle- and upper-class children by Pictorialist photographers.

Diane Arbus: Family Albums

Born to a wealthy Jewish-American family, Diane Arbus (1923–1971) was raised in affluent surroundings in New York City. Unlike her famous brother, the poet Howard Nemerov, she never attended college. At age 18 she married the aspiring photographer and actor Allan Arbus, and during the next twenty years the couple worked as professional photographers for […]

John Wood: On the Edge of Clear Meaning

John Wood (born 1922) has consistently challenged traditional photography, often incorporating painting, drawing, and collage as well as cliché verre, solarization, and offset lithography.