Making a Photograph: Iconic Images and Their Origins

"Each individual photograph is part of a process, the result of experimentation, persistence, research, accident, and luck. The Center hopes that this special exhibition of popular images together with archive pieces helps viewers think about masterpieces and how they came to be,” said Britt Salvesen, Center curator and interim director. Making a Photograph: Iconic Images and Their Origins presents evidence of this process—negatives, field notes, contact sheets, source material—casting iconic images in a new light and expanding our sense of photography’s expressive potential.