The Collected Image: Photography Portfolios

 
 Sage Sohier,  British Redcoat re-enactor, Battle of Concord and Lexington, Lexington, MA  from  Perfectible Worlds , 2002, printed 2008, pigmented inkjet print on Harman Gloss Fiber Based Paper, 14” x 17 3/8” (image), Promised Gift from Dr. Anthony Terrana

Sage Sohier, British Redcoat re-enactor, Battle of Concord and Lexington, Lexington, MA from Perfectible Worlds, 2002, printed 2008, pigmented inkjet print on Harman Gloss Fiber Based Paper, 14” x 17 3/8” (image), Promised Gift from Dr. Anthony Terrana

 
 Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932),  Dizzy Gillespie, Performance at Hunter College, New York City, 1959 , silver gelatin print, 19” x 14 ½”, Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932), Dizzy Gillespie, Performance at Hunter College, New York City, 1959, silver gelatin print, 19” x 14 ½”, Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

 
 Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932),  Count Basie, New York City recording studio, 1960 , silver gelatin print, 19” x 14 ½”, Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932), Count Basie, New York City recording studio, 1960, silver gelatin print, 19” x 14 ½”, Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

 
 
 

The Collected Image: Photography Portfolios

October 6, 2018 - May 19, 2019

The Collected Image will feature selections from six photographic portfolios in the Fitchburg Art Museum’s permanent collection to investigate the production and marketing of photographs in this unique format. A portfolio consists of a group of photographs that are gathered around a singular organizing principle, whether images by a single artist or a subject explored by many.

The exhibition will include Herb Snitzer’s Such Sweet Thunder, a portfolio featuring portraits of iconic jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong or Nina Simone; works from Richard Benson’s Touro Synagogue, documenting the oldest synagogue in the United States; and highlights from The PRC Portfolio by the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) in Boston, which features works from 16 masters of contemporary photography, from Barbara Bosworth to Sage Sohier.