Dive into the depths of the Denver Art Museum’s photography collection in Exposure: Photos from the Vault. Featuring more than 50 photographs— including many works that are on view for the first time—the photography department’s premiere exhibition includes iconic images by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Chuck Close and Garry Winogrand alongside recent acquisitions by Petah Coyne, Shirin Neshat and others. The show’s curator Eric Paddock says, “This selection from the DAM’s permanent collection includes perennial favorites as well as works no one has seen here before. Every person with a camera sees the world in a different way, and every photographer is on a path of exploration. The photographs in this exhibition are a sampling of the many ways photographers encounter the world—and show us what they discover.” Exposure: Photos from the Vault opens April 30, 2010 at the Denver Art Museum.
© Chuck Close, courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York. Self-Portrait, 1987. Gelatin silver print. Funds from 1992 Alliance for Contemporary Art Auction.
© Van Deren Coke Trust. Ambrotype of My Grandfather, 1973. Photogravure.General Service Foundation Purchase Fund.
Petah Coyne, Untitled 735, 1992. Photograph. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison. © The artist.
Harold Edgerton, Milkdrop Coronet, 1957. Dye transfer. © The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation.
Frank Jay Haynes, Cinnabar Mountain, Devils Slide, 1885. Albumen print. The Daniel Wolf Landscape Photography Collection.
David Levinthal, Untitled (Standing Scout with Rifle), 2002. Polaroid Polacolor ER. Gift in memory of Ryan Taylor.
Eadward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion Plate 650, about 1880s. Collotype. Gift of Frederic H. Douglas.
Owen O’Meara, Untitled (Nude Legs), 1994. Gelatin silver developing out process. Gift of Alan Manley. © The artist.
Connie Sullivan, 27 CS (from the Petroglyphs of the Heart series), 1979. Black and white photograph. Gift of the artist. © Connie Sullivan.
© Garry Winogrand, Laughing Woman with Ice Cream Cone (from Women Are Beautiful Series), date not known. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Shore. © 1984 The Estate of Garry Winogrand; courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.