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The Matter of Photography in the Americas
Temporary Exhibition

The Matter of Photography in the Americas

February 7, 2018–April 30, 2018

Oscar Muñoz, Línea del destino, 2006.

Oscar Muñoz (Colombia, b. 1951), Still from Línea del destino, 2006. Video without sound. Courtesy of the artist and Sicardi Gallery, Houston. © Oscar Muñoz

Pigott Family Gallery

Featuring artists from twelve different countries, this exhibition presents a wide range of creative responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials — from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations — to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our understanding of history as well as current events.

This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Elizabeth K. Raymond Fund for Photography, the Bill and Jean Lane Fund, the Mark and Betsy Gates Fund for Photography, the Special Exhibitions Fund, and Museum Members.

The accompanying catalogue is made possible by the Mariposa Fund and the CAC Exhibitions, Loans, and Publications Fund.

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