Keeping Shadows Photography at the Worcester Art Museum
Author: David Acton
Publisher/Date: Worcester Art Museum/Hudson Hills (c. 2004) First Edition, stated. Published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New very large black cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 384 pages, index; 12.3 x 9.3 x 1.3 inches. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated in duo-tone; sepia-tone; and some in color.
Description: In 1904, the Worcester Art Museum became the first museum in the United States to exhibit photography as fine art. One hundred years later, the Museum celebrated by hosting an exhibition of its finest photographs. The exhibition illustrated the history of photography as a documentary medium and an art form.
One hundred photographs, from mid-19th century daguerreotypes to digital images from NASA space probes, tell the compelling story of how photography has changed the way we see and understand the world around us. The exhibition, which celebrated the Worcester Art Museum’s 100th anniversary of exhibiting photography as fine art, features works by innovators and masters of the medium, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Harold Edgerton, Dorothea Lange, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eadweard Muybridge, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, and Todd Webb.
This exhibition catalogue is a must-see for any photography student or enthusiast.