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Coming To Light: Recent Acquisitions

Medicine Bottles, © 2012, David Johndrow, archival pigment print from cyanotype photogram
APRIL 12 – DECEMBER 7, 2014
COMING TO LIGHT  Recent Acquisitions

This exhibition features works from 42 internationally acclaimed and emerging photographers, recently acquired and shown by the Wittliff Collections for the first time. Coming to Light ranges from portraiture and the Southwest’s natural and invented landscapes to themes related to Mexico’s history, beauty, and cultural impact upon the United States. The photographic processes represented are just as diverse, among them are tintypes, gelatin silver prints, chromogenic prints, and archival pigment prints. Works of note include Missing #1, a photo installation by Kathy Vargas, the modern masterpiece Instrumental by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, an alien figure in Lobby, Roswell by Rocky Schenck, and Murder by Execution, a historical image by Robert Runyon depicting the horrors of the Mexican Revolution.

Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Lee Friedlander, Graciela Iturbide, Richard Misrach, Geoff Winningham, and Mariana Yampolsky are just a few of the other luminaries whose work is on display. Also on view are the Wittliff's first acquisitions of prints by such exceptional photographers as Mark Klett, Norman Mauskopf, Wyatt McSpadden, Al Rendon, Holly Reed, and Amanda Smith. Coming to Light offers an exciting opportunity to witness the ways in which the Wittliff's dynamic collection is growing and to reflect on how the medium of photography has inspired artists to revisit traditional processes as well as create unique works. 

Yolanda Andrade  |  Frank Armstrong   |   Jayne Hinds Bidaut   |   Tami Bone  |  Jim Bones   |   Byron Brauchli   |  Manuel Álvarez Bravo  |  Kate Breakey   |  Laura Pickett Calfee  |  Keith Carter   |  J.B. Colson   |  Marco Antonio Cruz  |  Dennis Darling  |  Faustinus Deraet  |   Lee Friedlander  |  Jesse Herrera  |  Graciela Iturbide  |  David Johndrow  |  Mark Klett |  Luis Márquez   |  Norman Mauskopf  |  Wyatt McSpadden  |  Pedro Meyer  |  Richard Misrach   |  Rodrigo Moya  |  Michael O’Brien  |   Holly Reed  |  Al Rendon  |  Jeff Rowe   |  Robert Runyon  |  Josephine Sacabo  |  Joel Salcido  |  Rocky Schenck   |  Amanda Smith  |  Jack Spencer   |   Antonio Turok  |  Kathy Vargas  |   Jeff Wilson   |  Geoff Winningham   |  Bill Wittliff  |  Bill Wright  |  Mariana Yampolsky

[above] Medicine Bottles, © 2012, David Johndrow, archival pigment print from cyanotype photogram