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In Conversation: Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing Please include date and title of program in the subject line of your email.

The images in this exhibition explore photographers’ enduring fascination with architecture through a series of exceptional black and white photographs from UMMA’s permanent collection. Join exhibition curator and 2015-2016 Mellon Curatorial Fellow Emily Talbot for a closer look at the images on view, and a conversation about the strategies that photographers employ to compose a picture out of complex, three-dimensional structures. Talbot will delve into the ways that photographers have reinterpreted architectural subjects to foreground and exploit the visual and material qualities of their own medium.

Lead support for Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture, 1855-1985 is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.