A Generous Medium.
Edit by Lisa Fischman.
Actar, 2012. 304 pp., illustrated throughout, 12¾x9½".

Publisher's Description
Mined from the photographic holdings of the Davis Museum, A Generous Medium honors the extraordinary legacy of collecting and pedagogical leadership in photography at Wellesley College. The catalogue of the exhibition features works selected for interpretation by sixty-five participants-Davis directors and curators, Wellesley faculty, alumnae in the field, and major patrons-all who have had an instrumental role in the shape and pedagogical use of the collection over the last forty years. The selections are organized unconventionally, by date of acquisition, to allow for serendipitous and revealing juxtapositions, surprising connections, and startling revelations. The catalogue presents an eloquent range of pictures, from unattributed early photographs to works by modern masters and renowned contemporary artists. This diversity reflects the impassioned engagement of many contributors over time, and the aspirational ambitions and exuberant inventiveness of the photographic project at Wellesley writ large.

Photographers Featured in A Generous Medium:
Berenice Abbott
Ansel Adams
George A. Addison
Fratelli Alinari
Dieter Appelt
Diane Arbus
Eugène Atget
Radcliffe Bailey
Édouard-Denis Baldus
George N. Barnard
Nikki Bell
Dawoud Bey
Samuel Bourne
Bill Brandt
Harry Callahan
Étienne Carjat
Henri Cartier-Bresson
James Casebere
A. C. Champagne
Edward Sheriff Curtis
Eugène Cuvelier
Harold Edgerton
Walker Evans
Lee Friedlander
Ellen Gallagher
Nan Goldin
Joy Gregory
Greg Heins
Usui Hidesaburo
Alfredo Jaar
Rashid Johnson
James H. Karales
Gertrude Käsebier
Clarence Kennedy
André Kertész
Ben Langlands
Annette Lemieux
Sze Tsung Leong
Helen Levitt
Lisette Model
Danny Lyon
Wendy Snyder MacNeil
Robert Macpherson
Laura McPhee
Susan Meiselas
Richard Misrach
Abelardo Morell
Eadweard Muybridge Nadar
Charles Nègre
Nicholas & Co.
Nicholas Nixon
Lorraine O Grady
Timothy H. O Sullivan
Pach Brothers
Esteban Pastorino Diaz Perin
Eliot Porter
Ramon Rius
Arthur Rothstein
Edward Ruscha
Fazal Sheikh
Cindy Sherman
Marilyn Silverstone
Lorna Simpson
Giorgio Sommer
Jem Southam
Doug Starn
Mike Starn
Grete Stern
William Henry Fox Talbot
Hank Wills Thomas
Andy Warhol
Carrie Mae Weems
Edward Weston
Garry Winogrand
Marion Post Wolcott
Studio Walery



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