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"Kenneth Josephson: A Retrospective"
1999-09-25 until 2000-01-16
The Art Institute of Chicago
USA United States of America
September 25, 1999-January 16,
Photography Galleries 1, 2, 3, and 4
Kenneth Josephson (born 1932)
studied photography with Minor
White at the Rochester Institute of
Technology and was among the first
generation of photographers to graduate with a degree in photography
from the Illinois Institute of Design, where he studied with Aaron
Siskind and Harry Callahan. As a teacher at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago for over 35 years (he retired in 1997), Josephson
has spawned two generations of photographic artists.
The exhibition contains 125 of Josephsons works. Altering perspective,
scale, and point of view, Josephson was once hailed as a leader of
conceptual photography in the late 1960s and 1970s. His photographs
examine the act of picture-making and offer playful commentary on
photographic truth and illusion. In addition, Josephson has made
numerous images that take Indias street life, light, and European
landscape as his primary object. Now at age 67, Josephson is
producing photographs with a meditative quality. In their beauty and
serenity, they bear the mark of an artist with long experience.
Curator: Sylvia Wolf, associate curator of photography, The Art
Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: The exhibition has been funded in part by LaSalle National
Bank, American Airlines, and the Lannan Foundation.