Where Do I Go From Here? Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Where Do I Go From Here? Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life

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Becker Gallery
Featuring a selection of American vernacular photographs recently donated to the Museum, this exhibition explores how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be.

Works

"Niagra Falls," ca. 1920, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of Peter Cohen. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
""[Where Do I Go From Here?]," 1920, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of Peter Cohen. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
"Shooting Group," ca. 1935, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of Peter Cohen. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
"Boy with Tongue Out," 1940, gelatin silver print. Promised gift of Peter Cohen. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

About

Featuring a selection of American vernacular photographs recently donated to the Museum by New York collector Peter Cohen, this exhibition explores how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be. It also demonstrates how subjects established and experimented with their sense of identity through photography.