Hamilton College’s Wellin Museum Presents “In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice”

By Cindy McNicholl

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Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM from February 2, 2014 until July 27, 2014

Location: Hamilton College - Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

Phone: 315-859-4396


Event Description

“In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice” brings together the work of 13 conceptual artists whose practices address an underlying sociopolitical agenda as well as photojournalists and social documentarians who utilize conceptual strategies to subjectively shape the portraits they create. The convergence of these approaches yields work that carefully balances aesthetic and political goals to frame important social issues in a contemporary manner. The show, which is open until July 27, is curated by Assistant Professor of Photography Robert Knight. Featured photographers include Magali Corouge, Chris de Bode, Laura El-Tantawy, Ulrich Gebert, Jim Goldberg, Mishka Henner, Tom Hunter, Alfredo Jaar, Sharon Lockhart, Taryn Simon, Alec Soth, and Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse.

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and college holidays.
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