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Photography

The Eskenazi Museum of Art established a photography collection in the 1960s, benefitting greatly from the eye of museum’s second director Thomas T. Solley and the university’s first professor of photography, Henry Holmes Smith. The collection ranges from examples by important mid-nineteenth-century innovators to significant holdings by modernist photographers. Work by photojournalists, portraitists, and documentary photographers, including over 800 images from Roy Stryker’s personal study collection, round out the holdings. The photo archives of Henry Holmes Smith and Art Sinsabaugh provide comprehensive surveys of those photographers’ oeuvres and as well as many examples by their contemporaries.

Peter Henry Emerson
English (born in Cuba), 1856-1936
The Old Order and the New, Plate XII from Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads
ca. 1885 (published 1886)
Platinum print
Image/sheet: 4 11/16 x 9 3/16 in. (11.9 x 23.3 cm); mount: 11 ¼ x 16 ¼ in. (28.6 x 41.3)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.65.2

Carleton E. Watkins
American, 1829–1916
I. W. Taber
American, 1830–1912
The Vernal Fall, 336 feet, Yosemite Valley, California [Cal.]
1887
Albumen printImage: 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (23.8 x 19.4 cm); sheet: 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (24.4 x 19.4 cm); mount: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.9 x 21.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 75.45.3

Frank A. Rinehart
American, 1861–1928
Mary Richards (Lipan), Tonkawa
1898
Platinum print
Image: 9 x 7 ½ in. (23.0 x 19.1 cm); sheet: 9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (23.7 x 18.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 78.72.8

Eugène Atget
French, 1857–1927
Staircase Rail, Versailles, France
1910
Albumen print
Imagesheet: 8 9/16 x 7 1/8 in. (21.7 x 18.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 75.7.2

Paul Strand
American, 1890–1976
Photograph—New York [Blind Woman, New York], from Camera Work (no. 49/50)
1916 (published June 1917)
Photogravure
Image: 8 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (22.5 x 16.8 cm); sheet: 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. (29.8 x 20.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 77.22.3

László Moholy-Nagy
American, 1894–1946
Olly and Dolly Sisters (Das Tänzerpaar)
1925
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 6 1/8 x 4 9/16 in. (15.5 x 11.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Art Sinsabaugh Archive, 300. X.28.1

Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991
Eugène Atget, from the unpublished portfolio Abbott
1927 (printed mid-1950s)
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 9 ½ x 7 1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm); mount 12 15/16 x 10 in. (32.9 x 25.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.128.5A

Edward Jean Steichen
American, 1879–1973
Greta Garbo, Hollywood for Vanity Fair
1928 (published 1930)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 ½ x 7 ½ in. (24.1 x 19.0 cm); sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.66.5

Edward Weston
American, 1886–1958
Pepper
1929
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 8 7/16 x 7 5/16 (21.4 x 18.6 cm); mount: 17 1/8 x 14 (43.5 x 35.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 64.53.8

Man Ray
American, 1890–1976
Torso
1930
Solarized gelatin silver print
Image: 13 11/16 x 10 3/4 in. (34.7 x 27.3 cm); sheet: 14 x 10 15/16 in.
(h. 35.5 x w. 27.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 77.17.1

Berenice Abbott
American, 1898–1991
Rockefeller Center from Abbott, an unpublished portfolio
ca. 1932 (printed mid-1950s)
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet 9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (23.8 x 19.0 cm); mount: 13 x 10 in. (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.128.5F

August Sander
German, 1876–1964
Motif for Drachenfel (Motiv zum Drachenfel) #59 fromFlora of Siebengebirges (Flora des Siebengebirges
ca. 1934
Gelatin silver print
Imagesheet: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (29.2 x 23.5 cm); mount: 17 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. (43.8 x 34.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 81.51.3

Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Mexican, 1902–2002
The Man from Papantla (Señor de Papantla), Plate 8 from Photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo 1934–35 (published 1977)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 5/16 x 7 1/4 in. (23.6 x 18.4 cm); sheet: 10 1/16 x 8 in. (25.5 x 20.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Francis E. McAree Jr., 81.73.8

Walker Evans
American, 1903–1975
Mayor’s Office, Moundville, Alabama
1935–36 (printed ca. 1949)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (19.4 x 24.2 cm); sheet: 8 x 9 15/16 in. (20.3 x 25.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Henry Holmes Smith Archive, 200. X.12.10

Constantin Brancusi
Romanian (active in France), 1876–1957
Photograph of The Miracle
1936
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 9 7/16 x 7 1/16 in. (24.0 x 17.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Lois Lord, 94.93

Angus McBean
British, 1904–1990
Vivien Leigh as Aurora, Goddess of Dawn (Vivien Leigh “Surrealized”)
1938
Gelatin silver print
Image: 11 9/16 x 8 3/8 in. (29.4 x 21.3 cm); sheet: 11 15/16 x 8 5/8 (30.3 x 21.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Henry Holmes Smith Archive, 200. X.23.1

André Kertész
American (born Hungary), 1894–1985
Untitled [Dog with a Stick]
ca. 1940–44
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 5/8 x 7 13/16 in. (24.4 x 19.8 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 x 8 in. (24.9 x 20.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Rita and John Grunwald Collection, 2009.82

Ansel Adams
American, 1902–1984
The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1942
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 15 11/16 x 19 1/8 in. (39.8 x 48.6 cm); mount: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 76.65.9

Gordon Parks
American, 1912–2006
Harvey Turner, grease maker, weighing lime. When added to the grease, lime gives it body.
September 1946
Gelatin silver print
Image/sheet: 7 5/8 x 7 7/16 in. (19.3 x 18.8 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Henry Holmes Smith Archive, 200. XX.6.21

Philippe Halsman
American and Russian (born Latvia), 1906–1979
Martha Graham
1946
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 5/8 x 11 1/16 in. (34.6 x 28.1 cm); sheet: 13 15/16 x 11 5/16 in. (35.4 x 28.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 78.72.3