Preview: Night Vision – Photography After Dark,The Met, NYC

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on July 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm


Robert Frank, ”London”

Black and White is a medium that absolutely suits low light imagery. A show with “after dark” as the theme is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

This installation surveys the ways in which modern photographers have used the camera to explore the visual and symbolic potential of the nocturnal image. Among the featured works are moody Pictorialist nocturnes by Edward Steichen and Alvin Langdon Coburn; shadowy street scenes by Brassaï, Bill Brandt, and Robert Frank; electric light abstractions by Italian Futurist Giuseppe Albergamo; and aerial views of suburban Los Angeles at night by contemporary artist David Deutsch. Drawn entirely from the Metropolitan’s collection, the installation includes approximately forty photographs, ranging from the late 1890s to the present.

Now through September 18, 2011

For more on the exhibit: Met

For another recent exhibit that explores the evening hours: Night

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