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Odyssey of Light: Photographs from the Collection

August 24, 2002–February 9, 2003

This exhibition of more than fifty-five photographs demonstrates the breadth of the museum’s collection, tracing the development of the medium from the early 1840s to the present.

Half the installation presents work by nineteenth-century masters including Gustave Le Gray, Francis Frith, Linnaeus Tripe, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Representing the twentieth century are works in both black-and-white and in color by a variety of artists such as Diane Arbus, Steve McCurry, Gordon Parks, and Gilles Peress.

Main Building


Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs, the Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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