Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker by Sarah GreenoughPhotography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker by Sarah Greenough

Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

bySarah GreenoughContribution byPhilip Brookman, Andrea Nelson

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Photography Reinventedbrings together thirty-five works by eighteen critically acclaimed artists who, through innovative experimentation and visionary conceptual scope, have changed the course of contemporary photography.

From the seemingly objective, straightforward style and large-scale, vibrantly colored prints of famed Düsseldorf School photographers Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Ruff to works by groundbreaking contemporary artists, including Thomas Demand, Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Catherine Opie,Photography Reinventedtraces the aesthetic, technical, and philosophical shifts of the art form during a period of substantial change. Some of the artists, such as Sherman and Demand as well as Muniz and John Baldessari, explore the nature of photography as a medium that appropriates imagery from mass culture and other sources. Others, such as Höfer and Struth, have reassessed iconic works of art and architecture, revealing the relevance of the past in our present lives. And all of these artists have made large-scale prints that create new and strangely destabilizing experiences of space for their viewers.

In an age when photography can no longer claim documentary veracity as its raison d'être,Photography Reinventedexamines the medium's redefinition, repurposing, and reimagining.

Exhibition schedule:
National Gallery of Art, Washington
September 30, 2016-January 29, 2017

Sarah Greenoughis senior curator and head of the department of photographs,Philip Brookmanis consulting curator, andAndrea NelsonandDiane Waggonerare associate curators of photographs, all at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.Leslie Ureñais assistant curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
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Title:Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda BeckerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 12 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Director's Foreword ix

Earl A. Powell III

Acknowledgments xi

Picturing a Collection, Presenting a History 2

Sarah Greenough Plates 18

Index 101

Photography Credits 105