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February 5, 2015 – May 31, 2015
Vivian Maier: Photography’s Lost Voice
Vivian Maier: Photography’s Lost Voice will provide a new perspective on the work of the now iconic photographer. Culled from an archive of over 3,000 vintage prints, the exhibition will feature a variety of original and unseen photographs, including Maier’s own darkroom prints, providing viewers with a unique glimpse into Maier’s previously unexplored works.
A private woman, Maier’s work was never exhibited during her lifetime, but in recent years her work has been posthumously recognized in the form of a variety of media examining her life and legacy, including documentaries, books, and exhibitions. Two Hollywood films on Maier are currently in production.Vivian Maier: Photography’s Lost Voice will include Maier’s emblematic street photography, but will also offer a perspective into Maier’s photographic interests beyond the street, including a selection of unseen landscape studies.
March 13, 2015 – May 10, 2015
International Photography Collaborative exhibition
at Missouri Botanical Garden
International Photography Collaborative: China at the Missouri Botanical Garden is an example of the broad collaborations and cultural initiatives that are the focus of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Organized by IPHF, ten photographers representing St. Louis were invited to Nanjing, China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. This was the first time that photography was allowed into the important annual exhibition.
During their visit, the photographers documented both rural and urban life in China, and have produced a poignant glimpse into this global powerhouse of business and art.
The International Photography Collaborative sponsors cultural exchange between other countries and the United States, and will continue in 2015 when ten photographers from Nanjing travel to St. Louis.
June 11, 2015 – October 25, 2015
The Dream is a Manifesto
In The Dream is a Manifesto, an American is an individual with a complex, and sometimes contradictory, identity. This is because we are a people conditioned by an amalgamation of popular and inherited culture, one that is obtuse yet seemingly practical. The complexity of this truth, that what we yearn for may indeed not fulfill us, is a subject that artists have dealt with in myriad ways.
British artist, Nadia Lee Cohen, rephrases the problem as a quasi-tragic theater for her camera to investigate, while Connecticut-based photographer, Toni Tiller, imagines herself as the subject of societal disconnect, and Cheryl Childress, of St. Louis, maps the distance between truth and expectancy.
On the other side of genre-based art, there is the work that reinforces the glamorization of Americana. Within this arena, the Jazz-era photographs of William Claxton, Herman Leonard, Cecil Beaton are among the most successful idealizations of what we value. In these images, what we yearn for appears entirely sustainable. Thus is the cycle of life imitating art; the dream is a manifesto.
November 5, 2015 – April 24, 2016
Leica: 100 Years of Excellence
Leica: 100 Years of Excellence is an exhibition partnership between the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum and the eponymous camera maker. The Exhibition will feature photographs by history-making artists, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark and more, who have each used Leicas to produce their best-known works. In addition, the Museum will explore the history of the manufacturer, its technical innovations, and camera offerings.
Leica: 100 Years of Excellence represents the only full-scale, museum exhibition celebrating the centennial anniversary of Leica Camera, and will consist of more than 60 photographs by 9 photographers, as well as, a veritable lexicon of contemporary and historic Leica camera equipment.