Discovering the Language of Photography

Discovering the Language of Photography

October 19 - January 2, 2011

Harry Ransom Center

21st and Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78713 Get directions


Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection draws from the collection of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim. The exhibition features masterpieces from photography’s first 150 years, alongside other images that are integral to the medium’s history. Highlights include the first photograph (on permanent display at the Ransom Center), works by nineteenth-century masters such as Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Henry Peach Robinson, and iconic images by modern photographers such as Man Ray, Edward Weston, Robert Capa, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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