Picture This: Photographic Portraits of Place. This survey of significant gifts to the museum’s collection demonstrates how the photographic lens reveals the identity of a region.La Crevasse sur Lachemin du Grand Plateau -     Palm Springs Art MuseumLa Crevasse sur Lachemin du Grand Plateau - Palm Springs Art Museum

From their position as romantic travelers to social chroniclers, photographers have used the camera to capture the spirit of place whether familiar or foreign. Nineteenth-century Europeans brought back images from distant countries. Twentieth-century documentarians focused on the dislocations of modern life accompanying the social effects of industrialism and urban development. Soviet era photographers depicted the transformation of an entire society based on utopian ideals. More recently, adventurous artists have explored other cultures to examine the impact of global exchange. More Information.

  12.16.12 - 03.28.13 Marks Graphics Center and Jorgensen Gallery  
  Reprinted with permission Palm Springs Art Museum

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