This is the second in a series of exhibitions featuring recent additions to the photography collection. Focusing on abstract images made with the "inherently" documentary medium, the exhibition will include works by Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Marilyn Bridges, Edward Burtynsky, Christiane Feser, Jed Fielding, Bill Jacobson, Lauren Henkin, Dorothy Norman, Gabriel Martinez, Aaron Siskind, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Image: Edward Burtynsky, Greenhouses, Almira Peninsula, Spain, 2010
Danny Lyon once described the writer James Agee as, “a romantic who adored reality,” an epithet equally apt to describe him. Lyon made a name for himself in the 1960s with an embedded style of reportage, capturing a compelling beauty in the people and places he befriended across the country, from student leaders of the civil rights movement to convicts in Texas prisons. Drawn primarily from the Bell Gallery collection, The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving presents photographs from some of Lyon’s most significant series along with films and other work, organized around five principles that he refers to time and again: empathy, freedom, history, destruction, and narrative.
Curated by Allison Pappas
Image: Danny Lyon, Arrest of Eddie Brown, Albany, Georgia, 1962. Copyright Danny Lyon/Magmun Photos