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Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940)
Power House Mechanic
1920
Gelatin silver print.
Courtesy George Eastman House


UMMA Exhibitions

Rethinking the Photographic Image: The Best of Photography from the George Eastman House Collection

April 22–June 25, 2006

UMMA presents a fresh look at the rich history of photography from one of the world’s most important collections. Included in this comprehensive survey will be iconic images by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo, Margaret Bourke-White, Matthew Brady, Lewis Hine, and Alfred Stieglitz; and works by living artists such as Barbara Kruger, Nicholas Nixon, Lucas Samaras, and Lorna Simpson. Rounding out this spectacular season of photography will be a focused examination of the groundbreaking work of young British photographer Andy Lock, and a special look at the cult of celebrity.

Rethinking the Photographic Image: The Best of Photography from the George Eastman House Collection was organized by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York, in affiliation with the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

This exhibition is made possible in part by National City Bank, Borders Group, Dykema Gossett, the Office of the President of the University of Michigan, Ernestine and Herbert Ruben, the Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation, Rudolf Arnheim, Michigan Radio, The Ann Arbor News, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Main Street Area Association, the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund, and the Friends of the Museum of Art.

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