January 4, 2012 — "100 Years of Photography" presents a chronological survey of photographic highlights from the University of Virginia Art Museum's permanent holdings, with additional loans from a private collection.
The exhibition, which opens Jan. 20 and runs through May 13, was curated by College of Arts & Sciences art history professor Matthew Affron, who is also the museum's curator of modern art and its academic curator.
"100 Years of Photography" considers a wide range of processes and subjects, beginning with daguerreotypes and tintypes of the 1850s and proceeding through a century of photographic achievement. The photographic portrait, urban photography, landscape, social documentary and art photography are among the genres and types on view.
The exhibition features works by Thomas Annan, Eugène Atget, Karl Blossfeld, Anne
W. Brigman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Eugene, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Florence Henri, Helen Levitt, Nadar, August Sander, W. Eugene Smith and Alfred Stieglitz, among others.
The display accompanies Affron's spring semester course, "The History of Photography." It is supported by Albemarle Magazine, Arts$, The Hook and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.