"Let the Good Times Roll"

The exhibition is a celebration of the joy found in life’s perhaps small, yet happiest moments. Seen through the camera lens, these instances are decisively captured and expertly composed offering a photographer’s perspective on timeless and exuberant moments. Although light-hearted in nature, the photographers have all contributed to the evolution of the history of photography through their various depictions of people often in the midst of their daily lives. The images included in the exhibition relate...

Henri Cartier-Bresson's "Seville"

“To take photographs is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy… As far as I am concerned, taking photographs is a means of understanding which cannot be separated from other means of visual expression. It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one’s own originality. It is a way of life.” —Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson’s...

Barbara Morgan’s "Letter to the World"

“A GREAT PHOTOGRAPH seems to arrest time. It permits the viewer to be ‘born to the instant’—the Now. In a great photograph the image is never static, whether it be a leaf, a child’s head, a dancer in motion— it is all vibrant with Life…. This seems to me to be the essential greatness of Barbara Morgan’s photographic images—initial honesty, tireless skill, and reverence for life makes her essential greatness.” —Martha Graham Barbara Morgan’s Letter to the World illustrates photography’s ability...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Alison Wright

Alison Wright interview - Kyle: Was there something or somebody early in your life that first drew you to photography and travel? Wright: My mother was a British flight attendant for Pan Am, so I say I definitely developed my wanderlust in utero traveling with my parents. I had this wonderful teacher in high school, Mr. Lee, who cared enough to take me aside and teach me how to use my first SLR camera. I remember being fifteen years old and it was the first time that I heard the word “photojournalist”...

"The Lens Gazes Back: Reflections in Black and White on Classic Beauty"

The lens of a camera processes visual information by acting like a mirror that reflects back, without prejudice, whatever is placed in front of it. The creativity of a photographer is largely decided by the manner in which they place their subjects in front of a lens and who they decide to put there. In the summer survey exhibition of portraiture and figure studies, "The Lens Gazes Back," the subjects captured by the photographers are aware that they are being scrutinized through the camera. Their allure...

“Private Spaces: An Intimate Look at Interiors”

Imagine an uninhabited dimly lit room containing a dining table and chairs covered in white sheets with a landscape painting hanging on the wall. Remnants from a meal are scattered about and a silver chalice is placed on a covered table. An illuminated butterfly rests on a wildflower in the foreground. A door is somewhat ajar offering a glimpse into an ambiguous space of a brightly lit room with light streaming through a glass window. It is a room filled with a beautiful latent symbolism, but what exactly...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - David Yarrow

David Yarrow interview - Kyle: How did your passion for photography begin? Yarrow: I always wanted to be a sportsman, but I wasn’t that good at it. I thought if I can’t compete, then the next best thing I can do is photograph people who are competing. I went out to Mexico for the World Cup in 1986 when I was 20 because the journalists in the union were on strike, and I wasn’t in the union, so I got to go. The sun was very high at the final match, but I got a great shot of the Argentine footballer...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Michael James O'Brien

Michael James O'Brien interview - Kyle: It is often mentioned that you studied under Walker Evans while obtaining your MFA at Yale University. What did you gain from this experience? O'Brien: I gained almost everything. I had a solo seminar with him and as often as we discussed photography, we discussed, for example, French Symbolist Poetry. Then he would zero around to something at the heart of the photos I was showing him and make some connection that helped me see through to what I was trying to do...

"The Beasts of the Earth and the Spirit of Man"

Since the 17th century, artists and poets have been inspired by the invisible thread that binds all aspects of the world from the natural to the spiritual. Photography has the inherent ability to visualize humanity in all of its forms, as well as the larger natural world and its almost endless landscapes and multitude of unique living creatures. A camera lens records what is placed in front of it – whether it is our own familiar surroundings and selves or an entirely foreign and remote region. The...

"The Series of Massimo Listri"

“My photography is an expression of tranquility and silence in this chaotic society: a sense of perspective and equilibrium. This is therapy for the soul. Every time I take a photo is like the first time a treasure is revealed, a first emotion, be it an empty room or the greatest treasures of the Vatican.”- Massimo Listri Italian photographer Massimo Listri has become famous as a master of bringing a vibrant energy to extraordinary interior spaces. Listri’s portrayals capture the majesty of grand structures...