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Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at the New York Public Library

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Curated by Stephen C. Pinson (now at the Metropolitan Museum), Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at the New York Public Library (NYPL) ran from September 30, 2010, through January 2, 2011. This exhibit was intended as a follow-on to the 1981 exhibition, "96 Images: From Talbot to Stieglitz." The online version primarily features portraits created by approximately 75 photographers, including well-known names such as Eugene Atget, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, Walker Evans, and Gordon Parks. There's also a history of the NYPL photo collection and a curator's note. At the beginning of the exhibition, viewers are treated to a rotating slideshow of images with a moody soundtrack provided by Houses' "Soak it up," available as a free download. Entering the exhibition takes visitors to longer information about each image, and can be sorted by photographer, theme, or origin (provenance). The site uses Flash, making the online exhibition not viewable on mobile devices. A short movie version of the slideshow is available to play on mobile devices and the mp4 download of "Soak it up" also works.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-10-05
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/1005

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