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"The Model Wife"
2000-10-22 until 2001-01-21
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA,
USA United States of America
This exhibition, curated by MoPA Director Arthur Ollman, explores the most complex
relationship undertaken by any two people: that of marriage. The Model Wife offers
intimate perspectives, over an unbroken chain of 100 years, on the marital relationship
through the work of nine photographers whose spouses served as models: Baron
Adolph de Meyer, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin, Lee
Friedlander, Masahisa Fukase, Nicholas Nixon and Seichi Furuya.
In each case, the
photographer/spouse collaboration resulted in the creation of some of the artists most
lasting and significant work. The Model Wife includes many images which are rarely
seen and that have never been published. A 220-page lavishly illustrated catalogue
(published by Bulfinch Press) accompanies the exhibition. The exhibition will travel to
The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2001.