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You Can't See This: Photography at the Limits of Visibility
April 29, 2008 - June 1, 2008
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
"Camera Obscura/Images of Brookline View in Brady's Room", 1992 by Abelardo Morell, American, born Cuba, 1948, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase, 1993.7

The exhibition examines photography’s complex relationship to human vision.  X-rays, solarizations, spirit photographs, veiled and hidden subjects...what can the camera reveal that the eye literally cannot see, and how can photographic tools be used to show us more than what might be depicted within the space of the photographic frame? Photography, including work by artists Georgianna Houghton, Eugene Atget, Abelardo Morell, and Mark Klett will be selected for the exhibition by Meggan Gould, photographer and visiting assistant professor of art at Bowdoin College.