The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Ways of Unseeing in Photography

August 27–December 22, 2022

Ways of Unseeing in Photography
Todd Hido (American, born 1968), #6405, 2007, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2012.9

We are bombarded with visual information every day. Despite all we know about how photography is manipulated, we still trust photographs to show us see things as they are. But what do we do with images that confound us—images that actually make things harder to see? This exhibition explores how photographs can obscure the world every bit as much as they can illuminate it. Made in many different places and times, photographs by artists including Todd Hido, Eikoh Hosoe, André Kertész, Abelardo Morell, Billy Name, and Alisa Wells-Witteman interrupt and complicate perception through technical and formal innovation.


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