Looking Back: Photography in the '70s

September 30 through November 21, 2013

Traditional photography, since its invention in 1839, was about framing and documenting the world, but by the early 20th Century, artists like Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Walker Evans began to document the world in a more self-consciously artistic way. This exhibition assesses the existing Washington Art Consortium’s Collection, "Photography 1970-1980," by focusing on continuing leaders from the ‘60s. The show also examines new formal and conceptual developments in photography in the ‘70s, and features seminal photographers who led the way for photography into the 1980s.