Upcoming Exhibitions: Portrait

Posted by on Jan 04 2010 | Other

Portrait will explore the photographic medium through the most basic and seminal of images: the portrait. Roughly structured by decade, from daguerreotype to digital, the photographs will allow the viewer to explore how the medium has changed over time and will showcase how the representation of personality, mood and likeness have changed or remained the same throughout the medium’s short history. This modest exhibition will provide both a technological timeline and a glimpse of outstanding examples from our collection. The exhibition opens in the South Gallery on February 27, 2010.


Chad Hunt (American, b. 1972), PFC KRISTEN SANDERS, 20, MIDLAND, MI, MEDIC, THE KORENGAL OUTPOST, AFGHANISTAN 2006, Digital inkjet print, George Eastman House Collection, © Chad Hunt.


Unidentified Photographer, VERDI, ca. 1875, Albumen print, Carte de Visite, George Eastman House Collection.

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    Jamie M. Allen is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at George Eastman House. She is a graduate of The University of Arizona, Tucson (2000) and holds a MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University (2006).

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    1. Thelma Adams

      love Chad Hunt’s portrait of kristen sanders. she looks like an angel, a choir girl, an English rose….then we see the fatigues. terrific!

      16 Jan 2010 at 10:14 pm