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Exhibition Detail
Picture This: Photographic Portraits of Place
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA


December 16th, 2012 - March 28th, 2013
Opening: 
December 16th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Party Officials Lecturing Workers, Georgi ZelmaGeorgi Zelma, Party Officials Lecturing Workers,
1933, gelatin silver print, gift of David Lafaille
© Courtesy of Palm Springs Art Museum
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From their position as romantic travelers to social chroniclers, photographers have used the camera to capture the spirit of place whether familiar or foreign. Nineteenth-century Europeans brought back images from distant countries. Twentieth-century documentarians focused on the dislocations of modern life accompanying the social effects of industrialism and urban development. Soviet era photographers depicted the transformation of an entire society based on utopian ideals. More recently, adventurous artists have explored other cultures to examine the impact of global exchange.

This survey of significant gifts to the museum’s collection demonstrates how the photographic lens reveals the identity of a region. Photographers included range from unknown creators of travel albums to Louis-Auguste Bisson, James Anderson, Delie & Bechard, Francis Frith, Eugene Atget, Ferdinand Ongania, Bonfils & Cie, Alfred Stieglitz, Brown Brothers, Andre Kertesz, Georgi Zelma, Max Alpert, Yevgeny Khaldei, Harry Callahan, Lewis Morley, Arthur Tress, Linda Connor, Mark Klett, and Rolfe Horn among others.

This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum

Marks Graphics Center And Jorgensen Gallery


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