Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography

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Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography

September 5th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Event Description

The public acceptance of photographs as visual evidence made documentary photography possible. But that acceptance varied over time, depending on the case that could be made for photographic objectivity, the mode of a photograph's dissemination, and the desire for social change motivating many documentary projects. In addition, photographers throughout the 20th century employed canny interventions to alternately exploit and dismantle the assumption of photography's transparency, and play with our wish to see pictures inspire social change. This exhibition re-examines the genre of social documentary photography by focusing on the shifting criteria embedded within the public image, and the responses of image makers to these transformations. FREE Admission.

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