June 20 – August 6, 2006
The group exhibition features a cross section of visually arresting and diverse black and white and color photographs from the 1930s through the 1980s. Multiple Exposures: Highlights from CSULB Special Collections includes striking photographs made by Farm Security Administration photographers Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Marion Post Wolcott. Wolcott is noted for her images of the downtrodden during the Great Depression in America. Her compelling images of this period have become emblematic of the Great Depression. The exhibition also includes Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams; and numerous photographs by Edward Weston, including Cabbage Leaf, 1931, that were gifted to the collection by Long Beach residents Dr. Fred and Esther Modern. Multiple Exposures also consists of images by contemporary photographers such as Linda Connor and Joel Sternfeld. The luminous photograph Seven Sacred Pools, Maui, Hawaii by San Francisco artist Linda Connor contemplates the poetry and mystery of an ancient site and the timeless realm of the spirit. Joel Sternfeld uses his color photographs, like Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington, to interpret what occurs when humans and nature interact. Extending from the interests of notable photographers such as Walker Evans, and Robert Frank, Sternfeld’s images of our cities, suburbs and landscape, are comprised of the past and the present, which may give us foresight into our future.
Artists represented in the exhibition include Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Paul Caponigro, William Christenberry, William Clift, Linda Connor, Walker Evens, Henry Gilpin, Emmet Gowin, Robert Johnson, Michael Kenna, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Eliot Porter, John Sexton, Henry Holmes Smith, Joel Sternfeld, Arthur Tress, Doris Ulman, Henry Wessel, Jr., Brett Weston, Cole Weseton, Edward Weston, Minor White, and Marion Post Wolcott.