A new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum explores photography’s capacity to represent the bonds that unite people. Titled Among Others: Photography and the Group, the show is primarily composed of works pulled from the Morgan’s collection. From posed group portraits and candid street scenes to collages, constructions, and serial imagery, photographers have used many methods to place people in a shared frame of reference.
Susan Meiselas, Eve Arnold, Amy Arbus, Bob Adelman, Danny Lyon, Art Kane and Harry Callahan are among the photographers included in the exhibition. Subjects range from carnival strippers, rock stars, queer activists, abolitionists, and more.
Bringing together more than 60 works from the 1860s to the present, Among Others poses questions about family, diversity, democracy, representation, and visual delight while highlighting the complexity of a type of image that is often taken for granted.
Among Others: Photography and the Group
The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 19, 2019
Is that a Smile or a Scream?
On Loneliness in a City
We Gather in the Name of Jazz
Susan Meiselas: On Motivation, Her Legacy and the Future of Photojournalism (for PDN subscribers; login required)