Take Two: Contemporary Photographs at Philadelphia Museum of Art, August 22, 2015 – November 15, 2015

“This is the second of two exhibitions in the Julien Levy Gallery to feature photographs made since roughly 1970, a period during which photography emerged as a key medium of contemporary art. By the 1960s, photography had established pictorial traditions and standards of craftsmanship. But cultural changes, new technologies, and the rise of Conceptual art compelled many artists to revise or reject these conventions.” — Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Coleman’s Cafe, Greensboro, Alabama, 1971 (negative); 1982 (print). William Christenberry, American, born 1936. Chromogenic print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund, 1982.

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Side of Warehouse Newbern, Alabama, 1978 (negative); 1982 (print). William Christenberry, American, born 1936. Chromogenic print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund, 1982

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No Stealing, 1976 (negative); c. 1976 (print). D. W. Mellor, American, born 1947. Gelatin silver print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Partial gift of the artist and purchased with the Leo Model Foundation Curatorial Discretionary Fund, 2014

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Woman Turned, 1982 (negative); c. 1982 (print). D. W. Mellor, American, born 1947. Gelatin silver print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Partial gift of the artist and purchased with the Leo Model Foundation Curatorial Discretionary Fund, 2014

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Untitled, 1977 (negative); 1984 (publication). Stephen Shore, American, born 1947. Dye transfer print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Peter and Susan P. MacGill, 2013

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Famille Pignatelli, 1987 (negative); 1989 (print). Patrick Faigenbaum, French, born 1954. Gelatin silver print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by the Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center, 2015

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A Man at Fulton Street and Cambridge Place, 1988. Dawoud Bey, American, born 1953. Gelatin silver print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by Marion Boulton Stroud, 2002. © Dawoud Bey

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Woman/Man (Ink Series), 1997. Paul Cava, American, born 1949. Collage of photooffset lithographs and ink on paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Paul Cava, 2014

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Untitled, Hanoi, 1998. AnMy Lê, American (born Vietnam), born 1960. Gelatin silver print, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by the Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center, 2012, Images courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy, New York

Images courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art