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Cracked Glass with Boy – Colorado, from “Portfolio of 15 Photographs”, 1955; printed 1980, Elliott Erwitt, gelatin silver print on paper, Gift of Gerald Lotenberg, 1981/2.194.2

See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography

Curated By: Jennifer Friess
June 2 - September 23, 2018
Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Gallery

See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography brings together a group of images that are doubly framed—once by the camera lens and again by the border of a mirror or window.

By refracting and distorting, revealing and concealing, these reflective and transparent surfaces both draw attention to the photographer’s efforts to frame the world and expose the contingent nature of reality. Highlights from the exhibition include works by Eugène Atget, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Joanne Leonard, Danny Lyon, and Joel Meyerowitz. By extending the limits of perception, these witty and provocative works invite us to see [through to] new visual possibilities.