Landscape Through Time and Space

From its invention in 1839, photographers were drawn to landscape as one of the richest and most ideal subjects. This exhibition presents a selection of distinct approaches to landscape photography: landscapes as a representation of beauty; landscape as a means of artistic expression; and landscape as forum for political and environmental issues.

The Photograph as Witness

During the 19th century photographers used the camera to create a visual record of the world, generating a mass of images that documented people and places. As time progressed photographers started to document wars, important historical events, and everyday life with the camera. The early 20th century brought the first documentary photographers who exposed social and economic inequalities around the world, with the intention of generating change through their images.

Portraiture Through the Lens

This exhibition is an example of photographic processes through a specific theme: portraiture. The desire to represent the human form has always existed. Whether through the medium of painting or sculpture, the concept that a portrait could represent both the likeness and character of its subject has motivated artists throughout time.

Exploring the Art and Science of Photography

This exhibition presents photographic experiments in motion studies, microphotography, and X-rays as well as artists who use science as a creative tool. The photographers represented here are pioneers and innovators who were able to integrate art and science into their work.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a donation from PhotoWings.