Photography

Opening Week of David Taylor: Working the Line

An evening celebration and a panel discussion marked last week’s opening of David Taylor: Working the Line, a photography exhibition at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. The exhibition, on view through May 9, includes a selection of the artist’s multiyear, two-part project foc...

David Taylor’s Border Photography

David Taylor: Working the Line, an exhibition presented by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Harvard Art Museums, includes photographs of the boundary monuments marking the US-Mexico border and border-related activities. On view February 26–May 9, 2014 at the D...

The Transformative Power of the Image

William Simmons After coming upon Laurie Simmons’s Walking Camera (Jimmy the Camera), variation (in honor of Jimmy de Sana) (1987/2000) on the Harvard Art Museums’ online collections search in my sophomore year, I was wholly entranced. The image represents Simmons’s tribute to her longtime friend.....

By William Simmons

Proust’s Paris

French novelist Marcel Proust (1871–1922) often reflected on photography and the new ways it allowed us to see the world. Inspired by his writings, Harvard PhD candidate Akili Tommasino studied photographs from our collections and selected works that he felt resonated with the author’s ideas. Tommas...

Gordon Ward Gahan Collection

We’re really excited about a recent addition to our website: a database of 3,000 photographic objects by photojournalist and combat photographer Gordon Ward Gahan.  For 20 years, Gahan traveled the world taking pictures for United Press International (UPI), the United States Army in Vi...