The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the foremost exhibitors of fine art photography in the nation, especially since the completion of its Perelman Building. Family Portrait is a wonderful exhibition worthy of this great institution.
This exhibition will run through November 10, 2013
“Family Portrait examines the many ways photographers picture family, from amateurs who document their own households, to progressive reformers who make views of domestic life to encourage social change, to artists who explore the deeply personal and often private nature of familial relationships. It includes photographs that span the history of the medium, beginning with an early daguerreotype portrait of sisters by the Philadelphia studio of William and Frederick Langenheim through a contemporary portrait of a wealthy couple and their children by Tina Barney.”
Featured selections include iconic works by Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, and Paul Strand.
If you’re in the Philadelphia area through early November, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.
As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.