May 30 to August 17, 2014
These black-and-white images, most from the first half of the twentieth century, are remarkable in that they document and record the cultural milieu of the time, and are themselves artworks, of and by artists, created at a point when a dialogue about photography’s place in the world of art had just begun. In front of the lens, sitting for the camera, are artists including Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, and Jackson Pollock. Behind the lens, creating the images, are celebrated photographers including Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, and Imogene Cunningham. Visit the Chazen's website for further information.