Photography

Roe Ethridge Untitled, 2002
Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge’s work interrogates the relationship between commercial and fine art photography to reveal a shared language. He is celebrated for subtly manipulating banal subjects—from rotting oranges to suburban families—to heighten their intrinsic drama.

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Roe Ethridge County Line Meadowmere Park, 2004
Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge is both a commercial photographer and a conceptually driven fine art photographer, and he uses each side of his practice to nourish the other. His photographic work displays the extremely high polish and sharp clarity of the print technology available for promotional photography...

Rineke Dijkstra's "Odessa, Ukraine, August 11, 1993"
Rineke Dijkstra

Since 2001, when the ICA/Boston organized one of her first solo museum shows in the United States, Rineke Dijkstra has become known for her incisively direct photographic and video portraits of individuals in the midst of change. Through series like The Bathers, showing awkward...

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Ralph Smith; 21 years old; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; $25, 1990-92
Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the past thirty years. Often labeled a member of the so-called Boston School (he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with David Armstrong and Nan Goldin), he has created a highly...

Philip-Lorca diCorcia London, 1995
Philip-Lorca diCorcia

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia Igor, 1987
Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the past thirty years. Often labeled a member of the so-called “Boston School” (he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with David Armstrong and Nan Goldin),...

Anne Collier, Open Book #3 (Island Wilderness), from the Open Book series, 2010.
Anne Collier

In her studio-based photographic practice, Anne Collier brings the objective approach of technical and advertising photography to emotional and psychological subject matter drawn from books, posters, or magazines. As Collier explains, for her the studio is “both a framing device and...

Mona Hatoum, Van Gogh’s Back, 1995
Mona Hatoum

Based in London, over the past thirty years Palestinian Mona Hatoum has frequently used the body, including her own, in photographic, filmic, and performative work that explores issues related to identity. Since the 1990s, she has also transformed common household objects—rugs, cots, and...

Francesca Woodman, "Untitled, New York," 1979
Francesca Woodman

The sensitive and intensely personal self-portraits Francesca Woodman made during her brief life provide a unique and complex meditation on female subjectivity. Despite her youth, the prolific photographer’s striking oeuvre shows ...

Shellburne Thurber, Aunt Anna's House
Shellburne Thurber

The photographs of Shellburne Thurber most frequently show unpopulated houses and rooms. Although the interiors are devoid of people, Thurber is interested in the ways they bear the presence of their occupants. “I became intrigued,” she says, “by the uncanny way in which...

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