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Botany Bay Plantation Boardwalk, 2009, by John Folsom (American, b. 1967); archival pigment print on board with oil and wax; Gift of Retta Ruth Rein, 2010.004

Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century

April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014

Galleries 2 & 3


Since the invention of photography in 1839, the medium has constantly evolved with the development of new technologies. In the 21st century, photographic processes have shifted from the darkroom to the digital world, bringing new possibilities to the medium. Beyond the Darkroom examines a variety of photography-based works acquired over the past ten years for the museum’s permanent collection. Ranging from the text and photo-based works of Carrie Mae Weems to the digital montages of Stephen Marc, this exhibition showcases the great innovation in photography today.