Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
About the publication
Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center presents a survey of Vassar’s renowned collection of close to 4,500 photographs. Spanning the history of the medium, the exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. This extensive exhibition, the first of its kind at the Art Center, aims to highlight the Art Center’s long interest and dedication to the photographic medium and present the unique character, depth, and diversity of the collection. Shape of Light also celebrates twenty years of commitment from the Advisory Council for Photography for supporting photography acquisitions.
This catalogue was written by Curator Mary-Kay Lombino and Anne Hoene Hoy, with a foreword from former Director James Mundy. It is 128 pages, and includes over 90 pages of full color images.
Exhibition: September 20–December 15, 2019