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Pure Photography
Pictorial and Modern Photographs from the Syracuse University Art Collection
Stieglitz September 12 – December 14, 2014

The photographers included in this exhibition have extensive histories that span thematic periods and artistic styles. Taking their cues from Master Photographers like Edward Steichen, artists such as Berenice Abbott and Manuel Alvarez Bravo built on that foundation in order to explore the very art of photography. Utilizing their cameras, they created a new, modern vision for photography with a revised understanding of the camera and its capabilities. No longer tied to a pictorial past, these artists, and others, gave photography its own unique definition as an art form based solely on its ability to capture and create striking images. As a result, they too are considered Master Photographers...MORE.

Image to the left: The Steerage, 1907 by Alfred Steiglitz.
The Growth of a Collection
Part 1: 1981-2001

Porter September 12 – December 14, 2014

In celebration of the roots and early history of the permanent collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography, The Growth of a Collection highlights just the first 20 years of collecting, beginning with acquisitions by what was then Daytona Beach Community College’s Gallery of Fine Arts, from 1981 to 1991. The second chapter in this survey exhibition gathers selected images from collecting initiated after the formal establishment of the Southeast Museum of Photography in 1992, and features acquisitions made in those first nine years of the museum’s collecting, until 2001. These two sections represent a brief sampling only of the wealth and richness of the museum’s collection. This exhibition also features a section dedicated to two of the museum’s most prolific donors, Ruth and Richard Shack; prominent art collectors and philanthropists from Miami, who donated over 350 images to the permanent collection between 1984 and 2003.

Image to the left: Hobblebush, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, 1968 by Eliot Porter.
Judith Fox

JFox October 10, 2014 – February 15, 2015

Judith Fox has been focusing her camera on a small stretch of the ocean since 2001. The resulting body of work, Sea of Dreams, speaks to the deep and joyous primal relationship humans have with the sea; to the part the sea plays in our lives, art, and mythology; and to the secrets the ocean still keeps from us..

Image to the left: © Judith Fox.

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