THE GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF
PHOTOGRAPHY is pleased to showcase works from across
the genre of photography with its exhibition, Critical Eye
| Photographic Collections before the Digital Age.
wide-ranging exhibition features the works of ten New
England based collectors. Ten visions spanning the
medium through the twenty and twenty-first century.
Works on display from such photographic luminaries as
, Eugene Atget
, Harry Callahan
, Roy DeCarava, Mike Disfarmer, Arthur
Wesley Dow, Robert Frank
, Lewis Hine
, Helen Levitt, Walker Evans
. We see new works from
contemporary artists Julie Blackmon
, Abelardo Morell
Matthew Pillsbury, Hiroshi Sugimoto
and Carrie Mae Weems
The work embraces the craft of photography, with wet darkroom techniques spanning
alternative processes like albumen, platinum palladium, tintypes and gelatin silver. The visions
encompass all genres, including portraiture, landscape, architecture and narrative works. It is
a masterclass in creativity.
This exhibition is curated by Andrew (Drew) Epstein. We are grateful to our collectors, without
them this show wouldn't be possible. Eric & Nanny Almquist, Ronit & William Berkman, James
Fitts, Allan Katz, Gary Leopold, Ryck & Jennifer Lent, Michael & Elizabeth Marcus and Olivia
A catalog of the exhibition will be available at the museum.
We are thrilled to have three programs associated with the exhibition. On November 16th we
host W.M. Hunt, collector, curator and consultant to have a virtual walkthrough of the
exhibition and discussion with the collectors about their visions.
This exhibition is made possible with the support of the Griffin Society, the Griffin PhotoCircle,
and the Winchester Cultural District. We thank them for their contributions to seeing this
exhibition come to life in Winchester.
About the Griffin Museum
Wendy Looking, 1978 © Roy DeCarava
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition
of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries
dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: The Main Gallery, which features
rotating exhibits from some of the world's leading photographers, the Atelier Gallery and
Griffin Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists. The
Griffin is also home to the extensive archives of museum founder and world-renowned
photojournalist Arthur Griffin. The Griffin Museum of Photography also maintains 2 additional
satellite galleries: Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston Downtown Crossing, in
Winchester @WinCam at Winchester Community Access and Media. For more on the Griffin
Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org
Broadway Limited, 1958 © Louis Stettner