Posts Tagged ‘Mads Gamdrup’

Familiar Landscapes in Photos at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

“Terra Firma” is summertime filler—two small rooms of landscape photographs from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s vaults. But in the dog days of August, filler can fit the mood perfectly.
This hodgepodge of an exhibition features characteristic landscape works by a range of photographic giants, including Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, William Henry Jackson, Timothy O’Sullivan (whose [...]

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 [...]

Reviewed: “Mads Gamdrup: Renunciation” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Mads Gamdrup’s “Renunciation,” a series of 16 large-scale photographs of desert landscapes, is less notable for its individual images than for its holistic concept. Gamdrup, a fortysomething Dane, breaks little new ground visually, which isn’t surprising given that he’s chosen a subject that’s been documented repeatedly since the birth of photography. (The Corcoran’s own galleries [...]