March 28th, 2013
January 25th, 2013
“Huntsville, Alabama,” 1978. © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York.
“Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America” captures the medium’s evolution throughout the first seven decades of the twentieth century, exploring the historical developments that led to color photography becoming the norm in popular culture and fine art. With framed photographs, as well as publications, slide shows, and film clips, this exhibition and catalogue present the story of color photography in America as it has never been told before.
“Color Rush” is currently on view through May 19, 2013 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Find a reason to get yourself to Milwaukee!
“Harlem, NY,” 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson
Though Henri Cartier-Bresson did not craft his photographic career by honing the advancements made to the medium by the advent of color film (he believed the color film of the 1950s to be too technically and esthetically limiting), other photographers carried the torch in understanding how to capture “the decisive moment” in hues that echo reality. “Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour,” on view until Sunday at the Somerset House in London, is a group exhibition that includes the work from photographers such as Ernst Haas, Fred Herzog, Joel Meyerowitz and Alex Webb, who brought Cartier-Bresson’s formal elements of photojournalism to life in vivid color. The exhibition includes ten photographs by Cartier-Bresson never before exhibited in the UK and 75 images from 14 internationally-recognized photographers.