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October Photo Friday: Solitude and Solace

The October Photo Friday is devoted to the study of photographs that capture the varied aspects of solitude. From the solitude of being alone in vast spaces to being alone within large crowds, solitude can provide solace and opportunities for reflection and solace. It can also create feelings of unease and anxiety. For others, solitude can bring a sense of elation or freedom. The range of feelings that solitude can offer is explored this month through photographs by Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Linda Connor, Jerry Uelsmann, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham, and many more.

About Photo Friday

Photo Fridays offer visitors a unique opportunity to view curated selections of unframed photographs pulled from the Center's collections. Without frame or glass, visitors can examine each photograph’s surface, see detail otherwise obscured by protective glass, and connect with the works on an intimate level. Expect to see collection highlights as well as surprising, lesser-known treasures that will help inform your knowledge of the history of photography, its techniques, and its practitioners. Free and open to the public.

Participate in free guided exhibition tours during Photo Friday, offered at 11:30am and 1:00pm. No reservations required. Contact Cass Fey for more information.