Posts Tagged ‘Ansel Adams’

Reviewed: “Shaping a Modern Identity” at the Phillips Collection

“Shaping a Modern Identity: Photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection” starts with a good question. “Is portraiture a reflection of the sitter’s truth?” the wall text asks. “Or that of the artist? Or a type of collaboration?”
Not surprisingly, the 16 images in the exhibit—the latest in the Phillips Collection’s series of small samplings [...]

The Best Images of 2012

Sometimes one image is enough to carry an exhibit. Here are my picks for the Top 10 images that appeared in photographic exhibits in D.C. in 2012.
1. Frank Hallam Day, ship hull images, Addison/Ripley Gallery
It’s difficult to choose the better of Day’s two photographs of ship hulls in “Waterline,” an exhibit loosely organized around the [...]

Reviewed: “Picturing the Sublime” at the Phillips Collection

For an exhibit that’s all about showcasing dramatic, sprawling expanses, the collection of photographs in “Picturing the Sublime” is rather cozy—just 11 images from the holdings of Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg.
The selections are somewhat uneven—Washington has seen better iceberg images in recent years than the offering from Lynn Davis, and the pairings from Edward Burtynsky, [...]

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