Yousuf Karsh, “Pablo Picasso,” 1954. Gelatin silver print, 19 ½ x 15 ¾ in. Crocker Art Museum. Gift of Rex Backman.
The first survey of the Museum's photography collection in more than a decade, this exhibition showcases the history and artistic development of contemporary photography. “Brought to Light,” on view June 16 through September 3, 2012 features more than 35 works from the 19th through the 21st century, with images by artists ranging from Peter Henry Emerson to Chris McCaw. The beauty of the medium and its embrace of aesthetic, social, and conceptual concerns moves from the darkroom to the digital in this exhibition.
Additional artists featured include Irving Penn, Robert Heinecken, Eikoh Hosoe, Marion Post Wolcott, Dean Burton, Carlotta Corpron, Thomas Annan, Lewis Wickes Hine, Laura Gilpin, Geoff Winningham, Ruth Bernhard, Harold E. Edgerton, Edmund Teske, Tracy Snelling, and Daniel Kasser.