Reading the Modern Photography Book: Changing Perceptions

January 18 – May 10, 2009

West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery G21

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 21 modern photography books from the National Gallery of Art Library were shown in this installation held in conjunction with the exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans." Books from individual photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Yasuhiro Ishimoto were included together with examples of collaborative projects from the Hungarian Work Circle (Munika Kör) and Andy Warhol's Factory. The books were arranged by theme in four sections: New Visions, Documented Realities, Postwar Scenes, and Conceptual Practices.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Andrea Nelson, assistant curator of photography, and Yuri Long, National Gallery of Art Library, were curators.

Brochure: Reading the Modern Photography Book: Changing Perceptions by Andrea Nelson. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2009.

Image: foto-auge (photo-eye), edited and with an introduction by Franz Roh, cover design by Jan Tschichold, Stuttgart, 1929, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund