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Lecture, F. Holland Day and William Wegman: An Unlikely Combination

  • 9/20/2012 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

Lecture, F. Holland Day and William Wegman: An Unlikely CombinationTrevor Fairbrother is the curator of Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography, on view at the Museum of Art. Fairbrother discusses how F. Holland Day expanded the expressive faculties of art photography by posing for his own cameras and those of his distinguished photographer friends. In Fairbrother's interpretation, F. Holland Day appears as a distant ancestor of William Wegman, with whom he shares a penchant for costumes, oblique literary references, and wry humor. Sponsored by: Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Image: Frederick Henry Evans, F. Holland Day in Algerian Costume, ca. 1901, platinum print. F. Holland Day Collection, Norwood Historical Society. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photograph (c) 2011 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.