Images in Black and White

How does photography as a medium, art form, and documentary method construct identity and stereotype? This exhibition of six photographs explores how the oversaturation of imagery in contemporary American media establishes visual expectations associated with such concepts as the “beautiful,” the “moral,” and even the “criminal.”

Organized by Mir Finkelman (OC ’16), curatorial assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, with special thanks to Liliana Milkova and Matthew Rarey.

Anonymous
American
George Gibson, James Clifford, Charles Donnelly, and Matthew Martin: All Held in Connection with the Killing of Edward McGuire, ca. 1930
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, 2016.19.26