9/15/07 - 1/6/08

John Stomberg, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Featuring 48 photographs from New York based art critic Phyllis Tuchman and the museum’s collection, this exhibition assembles some of the most influential photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  

Ms. Tuchman’s collection includes photography by Richard Billingham (British, b. 1970), Wolfgang Tillmans (German, b. 1968), Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954), Justine Kurland (American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1969), Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949), and Gregory Crewdson (American, b. 1962). The exhibition also features renowned camp photographer Yasumasa Morimura (Japanese, b. 1951), as well as historically important photographers such as Eugene Atget (French, 1857-1927) and Hans Namuth (German American, 1915-1990).

A selection of works in this exhibition are intended as future gifts to the museum in honor of Deborah Rothschild, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at WCMA, who retired on October 1, 2007.