Posts Tagged ‘Louise Rosskam’

The Best Photographic Images of 2011

Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]

The Best Photography Exhibits of 2011

Locally, the past year has been a good one for two types of photography—landscape work and documentary. It's also been notable for several smart shows at the American University Museum and Goethe-Institut, but the sad closing of a venerable venue of good photography, Bethesda's Fraser Gallery. Here's my list of the 10 best photographic exhibits in [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Laura Katzman, Chris Matthews

Louise Rosskam isn’t the best-known photographer from the golden age of documentary photography. She wasn’t even the best-known photographer within her own marriage: She collaborated for years with her husband, Edwin. During her career, Rosskam didn’t make a big deal about divvying up credit for their work, but that changed near her death in 2003. [...]

Reviewed: Louise Rosskam Retrospective at the American University Museum

Louise Rosskam isn’t as well-known as her 1930s and 1940s contemporaries in documentary photography, but this posthumous retrospective revives an unjustly overlooked career. Working largely in black and white, Rosskam and her husband, Edwin, took deep forays into Depression-era America and Puerto Rico, as well as chronicling the education of poor children during the 1960s. [...]

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