'100 Years of Photography' Part II Opens March 6 at the U.Va. Art Museum

March 05, 2012

March 5, 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 exhibit is being presented in two parts. Part I ran through March 5 and considered photographs created up to the end of the first decade of the 20th century. Part II, which opens March 6 and runs through May 13, highlights works from the turn of the century to the 1960s.

The photographic portrait, urban photography, landscape, social documentary and art photography are among the genres and types that will be on view. Eugène Atget, Esther Bubley, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Florence Henri, W. Eugene Smith, Weegee, Edward Weston and Minor White are among the photographers featured.

The exhibit is curated by art history professor Matthew Affron of U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences, who is also the museum's curator of modern art and its academic curator.

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.