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"All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860"
2004-10-17 until 2005-01-05
National Gallery of Art
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860, presenting 91 works by the groundbreaking 19th-century photographer, will be the first exhibition of Fenton's work in this country in more than 15 years. On view from October 17, 2004 through January 2, 2005, it will also be the first exhibition in the National Gallery of Art's newly renovated and dedicated galleries for photographs, located on the ground floor of the West Building.
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860 will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, February 1 through April 24, 2005, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 24 through August 21, 2005. The exhibition will also travel to Tate Britain, London, where it will be on view from September 21, 2005 through January 2, 2006. The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
"While Fenton's photography career lasted little more than a decade, he produced a body of work that represents some of the greatest accomplishments in the history of the medium, reflected by the breadth of his work and scope of his influence," said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington. "We are grateful to the many lenders who have made this exhibition possible, and to the funders for their invaluable support."
The Queen's Target, 1860
albumen silver print, 21.6 x 21.3 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/8); 59.4 x 44 cm (23 3/8 x 17 5/16)
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Collection Robert Lebeck