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Apr 6, 2018. - Aug 12, 2018.

Photographs Take Time

Pictures from the Chrysler Collection

Vera Lutter ClockTower

Vera Lutter (German, b. 1960), Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XLIV: June 22-23, 2009, 2009, Unique gelatin silver print
Gift of the Masterpiece Society, 2017.36

Photographs Take Time draws from the Chrysler Museum’s remarkable collection to explore photography’s complex relationship with time.

The show spans photographic history—from 19th-century daguerreotypes for which subjects sat immobilized during the early camera’s long exposure time to contemporary photographs that use special lights and mechanics to capture multiple moments in a single frame. In addition to a technical story about the camera’s ability to freeze a slice of time, the show highlights works that make time their subject, investigating notions of permanence and decay, history and memory and essence and accident. The exhibition will include works by Harold Edgerton, Vera Lutter, William Christenberry and many others.