New York Photographs from the Collection

Nov. 9, 2014-Jan. 11, 2015
Boca Raton Museum of Art

New York Photographs from the Collection showcases over 90 black and white photographs from the Boca Raton Museum of Art's Permanent Collection dating from 1892 through 1990. The exhibition includes photographer luminaries such as Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Andreas Feininger, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Edward Steichen, Brett Weston, Garry Winogrand, and Alfred Stieglitz.

Benn Mitchell, former on-set photographer for Warner Bros. studios and pioneer in realistic photography who retired to Boca Raton, will also be featured with 12 photographs on loan from the artist.

Most of the works in New York Photographs were taken with a Leica, the first small format 35mm camera that made it possible to capture spontaneous moments and became the go-to camera for photojournalists. In recognition of the Leica camera's 100th anniversary, the exhibition will display several of the cameras from the Museum's Permanent Collection along with works by photographers Ilse Bing and Andreas Feininger that feature a Leica camera.

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New York Photographs from the Collection

Bruce Davidson (American, 1904-1971), Brooklyn Gang [Couple by Cigarette Machine], 1959, vintage gelatin silver print, 8 ½ x 13 inches, Permanent Collection 2007.5.57. Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman