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Exhibitions

A series of photographic exhibitions have been organized jointly by the International Center of Photography and the George Eastman House. Part of the ICP / GEH Alliance, these joint initiatives use the combined resources of the two institutions. A selection of exhibitons are provided below.


David Seymour
Polish (1911-1956)
Tereska, a Polish child in a home for disturbed children. When asked to draw a picture of her home, she produced these scrawls, 1949
Gelatin silver print
31.8 x 25.5 cm (12 1/2 x 10 in.)
George Eastman House Collection, Museum Purchase
Chim: Photographs by David Seymour

New Histories of Photography 12
May 11 through September 9, 2007

Humanistic wartime images from Spain, Egypt, Italy, Israel, and Greece by the renowned Magnum photojournalist Chim (David Seymour) in the years immediately before and after World War II showcase his empathetic approach to conflict situations.

David Seymour
Polish (1911-1956)
Tereska, a Polish child in a home for disturbed children. When asked to draw a picture of her home, she produced these scrawls, 1949
Gelatin silver print
31.8 x 25.5 cm (12 1/2 x 10 in.)
George Eastman House Collection, Museum Purchase

Unidentified Photographer
[Louise Brooks and Michael von Newlinsky]
Film still from G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl, 1929
Modern gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, Louise Brooks Collection
Louise Brooks and the "New Woman" in Weimar Cinema

New Histories of Photography 11
January 19 through April 29, 2007

With her black bob haircut, Louise Brooks is an enduring icon of the silent film era, symbolizing the sexual frankness and social liberation that characterized the 1920s. This exhibition of film stills and photographs drawn largely from the Louise Brooks Collection at the George Eastman House looks at Brooks as one of the powerful "New Women" of Weimar German cinema.

Unidentified Photographer
[Louise Brooks and Michael von Newlinsky]
Film still from G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl, 1929
Modern gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, Louise Brooks Collection

Eugène Atget
French (1857-1927)
Boulevard de Strasbourg
1912
Albumen print
22.5 x 17.8 cm. (trimmed)
George Eastman House purchase: ex-collection Man Ray
Paris: Eugéne Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg

New Histories of Photography 10
June 9 through August 27, 2006

A revelatory exhibition of views of Paris taken in the early twentieth century by Eugène Atget (1857-1927) with contemporary interpretations of similar scenes by the photographer Christopher Rauschenberg (b. 1951).

Eugène Atget
French (1857-1927)
Boulevard de Strasbourg
1912
Albumen print
22.5 x 17.8 cm. (trimmed)
George Eastman House purchase: ex-collection Man Ray

Southworth & Hawes
American, active ca. 1845–61 
[Reverend Rollin Heber Neale], ca. 1850 
Whole plate daguerreotype 
George Eastman House, Gift of Alden Scott Boyer
Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

June 17 through September 4, 2005

More than 150 daguerreotypes by nineteenth-century Boston's famed masters of the art, Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes.

Southworth & Hawes
American, active ca. 1845–61
[Reverend Rollin Heber Neale], ca. 1850
Whole plate daguerreotype
George Eastman House, Gift of Alden Scott Boyer

Maker unknown (American)
Portrait of man in uniform, c.1915
Gelatin silver photograph, string, butterfly wings, flowers & leaves on paper, wood frame with glass
40.0 x 29.6 cm
Private Collection: promised gift to Eastman House
Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance

New Histories of Photography 9
June 17 through September 4, 2005

This exhibition examines the complex relationship of photography and personal memory. Turned into hybrid objects through their elaboration with human hair, wax flowers, and other additions, these photographs offer a far more involving memorial experience than photography alone can provide.

Maker unknown (American)
Portrait of man in uniform, c.1915
Gelatin silver photograph, string, butterfly wings, flowers & leaves on paper, wood frame with glass
40.0 x 29.6 cm
Private Collection: promised gift to Eastman House

Ernest J. Bellocq
American (1873-1949)
Untitled [Woman in body stocking], ca. 1912
Gold-toned printing-out paper print, 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.3 x 25.1cm) 
Printed by Lee Friedlander, after 1970
George Eastman House Collection
The Mysterious Monsieur Bellocq

New Histories of Photography 8
December 10 through February 27, 2005

This exhibition sheds new light on E.J. Bellocq, the legendary photographer of prostitutes in Storyville, the red-light district of early twentieth-century New Orleans.

Ernest J. Bellocq
American (1873-1949)
Untitled [Woman in body stocking], ca. 1912
Gold-toned printing-out paper print, 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.3 x 25.1cm)
Printed by Lee Friedlander, after 1970
George Eastman House Collection

John Thomson
Scottish (1837-1921)
Tartar, Canton, ca. 1869 Albumen print
10 11/16 x 8 1/6 in. (27.1 x 20.5 cm)
George Eastman House Collection
China and the Chinese in Early Photographs

New Histories of Photography 7
June 11 through September 5, 2004

This is an exhibition that reflects those decades in the nineteenth century when photography in China was mainly the province of Westerners visiting or working in that country.

John Thomson
Scottish (1837-1921)
Tartar, Canton, ca. 1869
Albumen print
10 11/16 x 8 1/6 in. (27.1 x 20.5 cm)
George Eastman House Collection

László Moholy-Nagy
American (b. Hungary, 1895–1946)
Mass Psychosis (Massenpsychose), 1927
Collage of photomechanical and drawn (ink and pencil) elements
25 x 19 1/4 in. (64.2 x 49.2 cm.)
George Eastman House Purchase; ex-collection Sybil Moholy-Nagy
Expanding Vision: László Moholy-Nagy’s Experiments of the 1920s
New Histories of Photography 6
March 12 through May 30, 2004

This exhibition presents a selection of photographs and films that show the Bauhaus master's engagement in social issues and formal experimentation.

László Moholy-Nagy
American (b. Hungary, 1895–1946)
Mass Psychosis (Massenpsychose), 1927
Collage of photomechanical and drawn (ink and pencil) elements
25 x 19 1/4 in. (64.2 x 49.2 cm.)
George Eastman House Purchase; ex-collection Sybil Moholy-Nagy

William Henry Fox Talbot
English (1800-1877)
A Scene in a Library
From: The Pencil of Nature. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1844
Salted paper print
5 x 7 in. (13.0 x 17.8 cm)
George Eastman House purchase: ex-collection of Alden Scott Boyer
Poetic Images

New Histories of Photography 5
June 6 through August 31, 2003

This exhibition highlights rare illustrated editions of books by such authors as Sir Walter Scott, Alfred Tennyson, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and H.G. Wells. In them, the images of Julia Margaret Cameron, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and others demonstrate photography's evocative power.

William Henry Fox Talbot
English (1800-1877)
A Scene in a Library
From: The Pencil of Nature. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1844
Salted paper print
5 x 7 in. (13.0 x 17.8 cm)
George Eastman House purchase: ex-collection of Alden Scott Boyer

Aaron Siskind
American (1903-1991)
Harlem Lady in Kitchen, 1940
Gelatin silver print
10 7/16 x 7 13/16 in. (26.5 x 19.8 cm)
Collection of the International Center of Photography, gift of Emanuel M. Brotman
The Photo League: Harlem Document and Related Works

New Histories of Photography 4
February 28 through May 25, 2003

The Photo League, which was active from 1936 to 1951, sought to establish a proletarian photography in America. Through social documentary surveys, such as "Harlem Document" (1938-40), the League's Feature Group emphasized working-class subjects in urban contexts.

Aaron Siskind
American (1903-1991)
Harlem Lady in Kitchen, 1940
Gelatin silver print
10 7/16 x 7 13/16 in. (26.5 x 19.8 cm)
Collection of the International Center of Photography, gift of Emanuel M. Brotman

Frederick Church
American (1864-1925)
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1890 
Albumen silver print (Kodak snapshot)
George Eastman House Collection
The First Snapshots: At Home and Abroad

New Histories of Photography 3
January 11 through March 17, 2002

Sixty original, circular-format Kodak snapshots from the 1880s and 1890s provide surprising glimpses of American families in both domestic settings and on world travels.

Frederick Church
American (1864-1925)
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1890
Albumen silver print (Kodak snapshot)
George Eastman House Collection

Delmaet & Durandelle
French (active 1862-1890)
Opera Facade, 1870
Albumen print
28.3 x 38.4 cm.
George Eastman House Collection, gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
The Construction of the Paris Opera

New Histories of Photography 2
September 28 through December 30, 2001

This exhibition presents selections from an early landmark of documentary photography: the stunning visual record of the construction of the Paris Opera carried out by the firm Delmaet & Durandelle between 1864 and 1869.

Delmaet & Durandelle
French (active 1862-1890)
Opera Facade, 1870
Albumen print
28.3 x 38.4 cm.
George Eastman House Collection, gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer

Robert Cornelius 
American (1809-1893)
Prof. Hans Martin Boye, May 1840
Daguerreotype 
8.1 x 6.6 cm., 1/6 plate 
George Eastman House Collection, gift of 3M Company, ex-collection Louis Walton Sipley
Daguerreotypomania!

New Histories of Photography 1
November 3 through March 18, 2001

This exhibition looks at the social impact of the daguerreotype, the first practical form of photography. Included in the exhibition are some of the first experimental photographic plates made in the United States, as well as the first camera of Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre, the inventor of photography. Also included are masterworks by such daguerreotypists as Southworth and Hawes, Robert Cornelius, Mathew Brady, and others.

Robert Cornelius
American (1809-1893)
Prof. Hans Martin Boye, May 1840
Daguerreotype
8.1 x 6.6 cm., 1/6 plate
George Eastman House Collection, gift of 3M Company, ex-collection Louis Walton Sipley


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