October 20, 2015 through January 31, 2016
Focusing on Minor White’s most seminal sequences, such as Song Without Words and Sound of One Hand, as well as lesser-known but equally important sequences, the exhibition highlights the pioneering vision of this photographer and poet. Instrumental in the transition of photography from an artistic and descriptive medium into a powerful tool for communicating complex visual ideas and emotion, White and his concepts of “visual literacy” continue to influence photographers today.
Minor White, Beach, Matchstick Cove, 1947, Courtesy of Princeton University Art Museum
Minor White, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1959, Courtesy of Princeton University Art Museum