Past Exhibitions

Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People

June 20, 2009 – January 31, 2010

WORKS ON PAPER GALLERY

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Most photographs are of people—this has been true since the invention of photography.  

This exhibition of more than 70 works from the permanent collection and local private collections reveals how photographers from the past 160 years have explored the human subject, through an exceptional range of practices: from daguerreotypes, to black-and-white silver gelatin prints and color chromogenic prints, to digital inkjet prints. Included are rarely exhibited gems by masters of the medium—such as Julia Margaret Cameron, August Sander, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand—alongside the work of little-known photographers. 

Exhibition Credits

General support for the museum’s exhibition program is provided by The Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Allegheny Regional Asset District. 

Installation Views

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