I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010

April 22 – August 5, 2012

West Building Ground Floor

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

Overview: Since the invention of small hand-held cameras and faster films in the late 19th century, photographers have been fascinated with capturing everyday life in the urban environment. An exhibition of nearly 90 works will celebrate how photographers such as Harry Callahan, Bruce Davidson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Beat Streuli creatively pursued a new genre of street photography, capturing the diversity and rapid pace of modern life.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation and the Trellis Fund. Tru Vue has provided in-kind support of the Optium® Acrylic Glazing for the works of art.

Image: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Head #22, 2001, chromogenic print, Charina Endowment Fund, Copyright Philip-Lorca diCorcia ©. 2011.48.1

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Exhibition Brochure

This interactive brochure offers video excerpts from Beat Streuli's time-based work and audio clips from interviews with Bruce Davidson and Philip-Lorca diCorcia along with 24 photographs by Harry Callahan, Davidson, diCorcia, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank.