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W. Eugene Smith

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How Many Photography Museums Can a Country Have?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Brassaï, John Gutmann, Lewis Hine, William Klein, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Joel Meyerowitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Eadweard Muybridge, Man Ray, W. Eugene Smith, Ed van der Elsken at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam November 1st, 2014 - January 11th, 2015
Posted 11/4/14
Suppose you’re a collector of Dutch photography, you have no kids (or they are uninterested barbarians), and you’re reaching that age when you start thinking about your legacy. Which institute would be most suitable for a donation? Which museum would be the best new home for your collection? The Netherlands has the luxury of having not one, not two, but no fewer than four museums dedicated solely to photography. That’s an unusually large number for such a small country. A Swiss collector... [more]
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Caring through the Lens   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstadt, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale June 2nd, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 8/28/11
When I look at photography, I am often so convinced by the reality of an image that I forget about the person between the subject and viewer.  That is, the photographer. “The Art of Caring,” at the Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, is an exhibition that functions as a subtle reminder of the intimate relationships formed through the act and practice of photographing. The camera is not merely an objective, mechanical form of representation. On the contrary, it is a prosthetic instrument, an... [more]
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