Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960

From February 20, 2011 — May 15, 2011

More than 200 compelling images showcase photography's extraordinary development since 1960 in this gripping exhibition. Seeing Now offers a striking snapshot of the world around us as seen through the eyes of more than 60 photographers—including Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Garry Winogrand, and Cindy Sherman.

This exhibition reveals the astonishing breadth and depth of the BMA's outstanding photography collection and presents many recent acquisitions being shown at the museum for the first time. Works include single photographs, series, film, and video. Examine sub-cultures and expressions of the human form; natural and man-made environments; ephemeral performances and artistic projects; and the role of light and time in photography.

Time-based installations highlight Kota Ezawa’s creative interpretations of recorded archival footage (using computer drawing software) and Joan Jonas’ intriguing video and film self-portraits—created 30 years apart.