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The Amazing and The Immutable:
Photography from the Collections of Robert Drapkin and Martin Margulies 

September 9 – November 21, 2004
Tisch Gallery

This visually provocative exhibition, drawn from two distinguished collections in Florida, combines and contrasts late 19th-century vintage photographs and late-20th century photo-based contemporary art. The unconventional pairings of images from different centuries promote "visual thinking" by prompting viewers to think about the meanings of the unusual groupings. Every major photographic printing process is represented in the exhibition of 106 works, making The Amazing and The Immutable an amazing resource for learning about the evolution of the photographic medium and the crises it has faced since its invention in 1839. 

Exhibition organized by the Institute for Research in Art, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Collecting Photography Panel Discussion: (invite PDF)

Image: Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr., Evelyn Nesbit/Beauty as Evidence, 1901, Tinted Platinum, 20-1/4 x 16-1/8 in., Courtesy of The Drapkin Collection