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Exhibition Detail
Signs of Life
Curated by: Kristen Lubben
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September 9th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Opening: 
September 9th, 2011 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
 A Sign Business Shop, New York, Peter SekaerPeter Sekaer, A Sign Business Shop, New York,
1935
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The Danish documentary photographer Peter Sekaer (1901–1950) was one of the key contributors to U.S. government photographic projects during the Great Depression. Sekaer photographed alongside Walker Evans in the American South during the Farm Security Administration years, and photographs by the two are sometimes indistinguishable. But Sekaer, who was a painter and who made a living as a sign painter, was an accomplished and prolific photographer who combined a strong sense of advocacy with a highly attuned graphic eye. This exhibition, organized by Julian Cox for the High Museum of Art, consists of about 80 prints made from 1935 to 1945, and is the first major museum exhibition devoted to Sekaer's work.


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