Saturday, December 1, 2012
Art of Our Time: Photography; Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Barbara Morgan and Andre Kertesz.
The Warren J. and Margot Coville Photography Collection exhibition at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art explores iconic moments through the lens of many renowned photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Barbara Morgan and Andre Kertesz. The show is a continuum of the Ringling’s Art of Our Time which focuses on leading contemporary artists. It comprises more than 75 images spanning the twentieth century and early twenty-first century.
Among the stunning imagery on view is the 1888 construction of the Eiffel Tower and the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. It also includes a large collection of photojournalism. The exhibition runs Nov. 9, 2012 to Feb. 3, 2013.
It includes images, such as Walter Rosenblum’s unflinching portrayals of humanity, Hospital Workers, South Bronx, 1979.
Barbara Morgan’s beautifully composed image of legendary dancer Martha Graham from 1940.
Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph of the triumphant Winston Churchill
and Tony Spina’s photo of the contemplative Martin Luther King in Grosse Pointe, Michigan from 1968.
It also features an unknown photographer’s chilling image of the Hindenburg crash taken in 1937.
Robert Capa, Conchita Cintron, Mexico, 1940