TAG: photography

Danny Singer, Saco, MT
Exhibition

Standing Still

Photographs by Danny Singer
Dec 13, 2015–May 22, 2016

This exhibition offers eleven views of small towns on the North American prairie. Singer photographed the kinds of places most travelers overlook in their rush to get from one city to the next. The result is a series of what Singer calls “paper movies” that evoke the feeling of driving slowly down Main Street, taking things in a little at a time. More

Kenneth Josephson, Polapans, 1973. Gelatin silver print.
Exhibition

Kenneth Josephson

Encounters with the Universe
Oct 11, 2015–May 8, 2016

An early and influential conceptual photographer, Kenneth Josephson makes photographs of found and constructed visual puzzles that demonstrate his alert and often humorous way of encountering the world at large. More

Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

The Denver Art Museum recently opened the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State, including photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture that offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people. More

Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado
Blog: Artist Interview

Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

Minnesota photographer Alec Soth’s pictures bring to light the quirkiness and humanity of people he encounters and the places where they live. From 2012–2014, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to make a portrait of present-day America. His journey through each state that he visited was printed in a “dispatch” format that calls to mind a small town newspaper or travel guide. More

Enter the Curator’s Choice: #DAMGreatShot Instagram Contest!
Blog: Making & Doing

Enter the Curator’s Choice: #DAMGreatShot Instagram Contest!

In celebration of Month of Photography Denver and the opening of our new photography exhibition, Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder, our photography department staff wants to see what YOU can capture! We invite you to channel your inner Barbara Bosworth to capture photos of nature, landscape, or something that is not noticeable at first glance and post it on Instagram. More

The DAM Celebrates the Month of Photography
Blog: Behind the Scenes

The DAM Celebrates the Month of Photography

Photography-centric gallery openings, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, parties, and more will be the talk of town (and region) starting this Sunday, March 1 with the kickoff of the Month of Photography Denver (MoP). More

Alec Soth
Exhibition

Alec Soth

Colorado Dispatch
Jun 7, 2015–Nov 29, 2015

Photographer Alec Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. Taking cues from the Depression-era documentary projects of the 1930s, Soth set out to create a state-by-state record of American life in the early twenty-first century. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State. More

Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder
Exhibition

Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder

Mar 13, 2015–Sep 20, 2015

Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory through calm reflection upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning. Using a large format 8x10 camera, Bosworth makes exquisite prints that immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—fleeting effects of light and subtle traces of human or natural activity—with arresting presence. More

Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss
Exhibition

Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss

Jun 8, 2014–Feb 4, 2015

Joyce and Ted Strauss transformed the museum’s photography collection through their involvement as patrons, collectors, curators, and passionate advocates for the medium. As collectors, Joyce and Ted cast a wide net that encompassed early masterworks as well as experimental photographs by emerging artists. Even as they focused on contemporary art, they continued to acquire important twentieth century photographs with a strong historic or conceptual relationship to more recent work. More

Seen in Passing
Exhibition

Seen in Passing

Photographs by Chuck Forsman
Nov 17, 2013–May 25, 2014

“Some people think they have to go to exotic places or the far ends of the earth to find excitement. I’ve always liked the idea of finding interest at home; just walking around the block can be an experience.” – Chuck Forsman More

Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta
Exhibition

Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta

May 19, 2013–Oct 27, 2013

This exhibition will feature the work of two twentieth-century photographers, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose work documented transformations in their respective countries through portraiture of everyday citizens. More

Museum photographer Christina Jackson taking photographs of artwork in the Asian art gallery.
Blog: Art Museum Careers

Museum Career—Photographer

Christina Jackson talks about her career as photographer at the Denver Art Museum, capturing museum events, artworks, and much more. More

Laura Letinsky
Exhibition

Laura Letinsky

Still Life Photographs, 1997–2012
Oct 28, 2012–Mar 24, 2013

Laura Letinsky’s still life photographs have evolved from studies in melancholy and absence to subtle, yet surprising, explorations of perception, color and space. Wavering between flatness and volume, story and metaphor, these photographs contain mysteries that challenge viewers to keep looking and asking questions about how we see. This survey exhibition traces the paths Letinsky followed in her work from the late 1990s until today. More

Photography
Collection

Photography

Anthony & Delisa Mayer Photography Gallery, Level 7, North Building (CLOSED)

The photography department is recognized for its extensive holdings of nineteenth-century work, notably of the American West. Collectively, the museum’s works of early photography reflect both the achievements of the medium’s outstanding practitioners and the shifting environmental attitudes of nineteenth-century Americans. The collection also has strong holdings of European and American modernist photography. More

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful
Exhibition

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

Jan 29, 2012–Sep 30, 2012

Garry Winogrand photographed in crowds and on the street from his early days as a New York magazine freelancer in the 1950s to his last years in Los Angeles. When he sensed the composition of a picture falling into place, Winogrand would quickly raise his camera to his eye and take candid photos of anonymous people. He used a 35mm Leica camera that enabled him to photograph quickly and freely. Often he focused on women—in parks, getting into cars, at parties, exiting stores—creating photographs that highlighted the changing role of women and, at times, the uncertainty of their new place. More

Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs
Exhibition

Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs

Sep 25, 2011–Jan 1, 2012

This important retrospective offers a comprehensive look at the work of a 20th century master who challenges conventional ideas of landscape photography by looking at damaged, marginal, and overfamiliar places as well as places of quiet, seemingly untouched, beauty. Rather than offering escape, Adams inspires new ways of seeing by asking viewers to acknowledge and care for the world in all its imperfection. Born in 1937, Adams grew up in suburban Denver and lived and worked on Colorado’s Front Range until moving to Oregon in 1997. More

Dirty Pictures
Exhibition

Dirty Pictures

Jun 11, 2011–Jan 8, 2012

Dirty Pictures shows the varied ways photographers have depicted mud in their work. Whether as media for photographic construction, as the substance of metaphor, or as a mark of human interaction with the earth—mud, clay, dirt, and soil have made prominent appearances in the work of many photographers in the past thirty-five years. More