Upcoming Exhibitions

Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit

On view April 15, 2023 through October 8, 2023

Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit celebrates the anonymous women who shaped the evolution of vernacular photography or “found photography.” The result of a year long collaboration between Julie Saul and Carly Ries, this exhibition brings together photographs from the Collection of Peter J. Cohen, a photographic archive spanning the analog era from the 1890s through the 1990s.

As photography gathered momentum as a medium for self expression, so did women: in portraits and performances for the camera, we see women seeking out new ways of being in the world, living out new forms of independence, playing with the possibility of different identities, and sharing an impulse to create from behind the lens and in front of the camera.

Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit selections from the Peter J. Cohen collection was curated by Julie Saul and Carly Reis.