AUGUST 15 – NOVEMBER 2, 2008
MASTERWORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTON
SOUTHWESTERN & MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
A Common Experience Exhibition
The images in this exhibit are representative of the range of the permanent collection as it crosses the border between the U.S. and Mexico, and include one of the Wittliff’s oldest photographs, François Aubert’s albumen print Corpse of Emperor Maximilian, made in 1867.
Some of the more famous pictures include the 1945 Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal, Raúl Ortega’s 1995 signature image of famous revolutionary Subcomandante Marcos taken in the jungle of Chiapas, the 1956 Portrait of Georgia O’Keefe by Yousuf Karsh, and a vintage 1941 silver gelatin print of Ansel Adams’s Moonrise Over Hernandez (right).
On display for the first time at the Wittliff is the collection’s print of Jack Ruby Shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, captured on film in 1963 by Bob Jackson.
Also on the show’s long list of celebrated artists—more than 40 in all—are Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Kate Breakey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Curtis, Héctor García, Laura Gilpin, Graciela Iturbide, Danny Lyon, Lee Marmon, Richard Misrach, Garry Winogrand, and Joel-Peter Witkin.