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In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography

January 22, 2021 - April 18, 2021

Gallery 9

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Drawn from the Robert Marks Collection, this exhibition features thirty photographs by renowned 20th century photographers. From Alfred Stieglitz's intimate composite portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe to Lewis Hines’s depictions of American laborers, modernist-era photographers radically shifted how the human body was captured on film and for what purpose. Employing a variety of techniques from cropping and zooming, to distortion and framing, photographers explored the human figure for social, performative, voyeuristic, and documentary purposes. Highlights include the work of Stieglitz, Hines, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, George Platt Lynes, and László Moholy-Nagy.

<i>Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26</i>, 1919, By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864—1946); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130

Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26, 1919, By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864—1946); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130

<i>Marian Anderson Singing, from LIFE Magazine</i>, 1938, By Alfred Eisenstaedt (American, 1898—1995); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0084

Marian Anderson Singing, from LIFE Magazine, 1938, By Alfred Eisenstaedt (American, 1898—1995); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0084

<i>Two Old Women</i>, 1937, By Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904—1971); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0016

Two Old Women, 1937, By Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904—1971); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0016

<i>Jimmie Daniels, Singer Currently at Le Ruban Bleu</i>, 1933, By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907—1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0102

Jimmie Daniels, Singer Currently at Le Ruban Bleu, 1933, By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907—1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0102

<i>Chrysler Factory: Gear Wheels</i>, 1929, By Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904—1971); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0163.002

Chrysler Factory: Gear Wheels, 1929, By Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904—1971); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0163.002

<i>Icarus</i>, 1931, By Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874—1940); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0037

Icarus, 1931, By Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874—1940); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0037

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