Collecting Photography : The Seattle Art Museum

Slemmons, Rod. Collecting Photography : The Seattle Art Museum. Vancouver, BC: Presentation House Gallery, 1987.

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Abstract (English)

Slemmons discusses the pitfalls of public art collecting, the history of photographic acquisitions at the Seattle Art Museum, and some of the strategies used in their selection. One such strategy, was to collect in order to explore the relationship between documentary and "art" photography, and led to a collection that can be seen as a survey of rhetorical conventions in American photography.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Flyers, posters
All Contributors: Slemmons, Rod (Author); Love, Karen (Prefacer)
Dossier: 353 - PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY (Vancouver)
Collation: 1 poster : 2 ill. ; 52 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Presentation House Gallery
Artists: Abbott, Berenice; Decarava, Roy; Evans, Walker; Fink, Larry; Frank, Robert; Friedlander, Lee; Goldberg, Jim; Levitt, Helen; Lyon, Danny; Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Model, Lisette; Winogrand, Garry
Critics / Curators / Historians: Love, Karen
Art Organizations: Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 5 - 12 July 1987, Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver).
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:29
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