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Diver Walter E. Deaves
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Diver (54.122) — Walter E. Deaves

Photography – The First 100 Years: A Survey from the DIA's Collection

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 – Sunday, January 03, 2010

  • For Everyone

This historical survey of photographs from roughly the early 1840s to 1940 is taken from the DIA's outstanding photography collection. The exhibition includes many well-known works from the medium's history by both European and American photographers, including iconic images by Julia Margaret Cameron, Hill and Adamson, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston. An overview of photographic techniques including rare early 19th-century photographs as well as works representative of the aesthetic evolution of the medium including pictorialism, modernism, and the documentary tradition will also be on view.

Image: Soldier and CompanionUnknown Photographer, 1861–65.