November 5, 2018 7:50 am
This year’s exhibit, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, reflects photography’s evolution through time and cultures, transporting viewers from the 19th century to the present day. From Paris to New York and beyond, the exhibit explores commerce and leisure, city and country, nature and architecture, transience and permanence with real and imagined imagery of spectacular venues and abstract places. This year’s selection will include iconic photographs, as well as recent acquisitions.
“Photography’s origins can be traced back to pioneering experiments in 19th-century Paris that harnessed science to create images,” said Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, Director and Chief Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. “Considered an ‘industrial art’ until the early 20th century, photography has always been an arena of technical and material evolution.”