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May 21

In Conversation: Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture

This In Conversation program is fully subscribed and no longer open for registration. Our next In Conversation will be June 4 in conjunction with the exhibition Victors For Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors—Part I: Figuration.

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.