Photography Black + White

From the Vault

September 11 through October 31, 2021

On view in the Newman Gallery


These selections from the Museum’s collection of photography are on view to welcome the summer season. The works in the show feature a variety of subjects, all united by the traditional process of chemically developing black and white imagery. The subtleties of tone and contrast created by black, white, and shades of gray form the root of the photographic process developed in the 19th century.

Image credit: Caroline Davis (American, born 1963), Beneath the Bridge, 1999, gelatin silver print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the artist, 2001.6.2

The MMFA’s From the Vault series focuses on highly-specialized areas of the Museum’s collection not always on view. These exhibitions present objects within a specific context centered around human creativity and innovation.


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.


Support for this exhibition provided in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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