Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints
Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints exhibition is drawn exclusively from the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University and includes photographs produced using most photomechanical processes. Arranged in four thematic sections—time and technology, face, innocence, and fame—the exhibition presents formal portraits alongside figurative subjects in photojournalism and documentary photography, with over 100 examples of works dating from the origins of photography in the 1840s to today.
Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints is curated by Roberto C. Ferrari, the Curator of Art Properties at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Ferrari notes: “Columbia was one of the first institutions to collect photographs for research and study, and we continue to this day to build on that legacy. We regularly receive gifts of art from alumni and other donors, and we seek to proactively collect work that emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in support of our educational mission. This exhibition will be the first large-scale effort to showcase a selection of photography from this remarkable, yet unknown, collection.”
December 4, 2021 – March 13, 2022
Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University