American 20-21st Century Photography


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This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American 20-21st Century Photography (published in Resource Library Magazine 2000-2001)." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:


Photography and Perception: Exploring the Western Landscape (11/17/01)

Nuevo México Profundo: Photographs by Miguel Gandert (11/16/01)

Ansel Adams at 100, essay excerpt by John Szarkowski (8/29/01)

A Retrospective Vision: The Photography of Marion E. Warren, 1939-1999 (7/31/01)

Esther Bubley: American Photo-Journalist (6/23/01)

Hollywood Celebrity: Edward Steichen's Vanity Fair Portraits (5/31/01)

Lifelike: Alternative Realities in Recent Photography (5/17/01)

Ansel Adams at 100 (5/7/01)

Spirit of a Community: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris (2/23/01)

American Hollow (2/12/01)

Lorie Novak: Photographs, 1983-2000 (2/12/01)

Ansel Adams: A Legacy - Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection Exhibition Tour (1/10/01)

Weegee's World: Life, Death and the Human Drama (1/4/01)

Lee Friedlander Accession at National Gallery in Washington D.C. (1/7/01)



Voyage of Discovery: The Landscape Photographs of Ray K. Metzker (12/18/00)

Indivisible: Stories of American Community (12/12/00)

Florida Majesty: Photographs by Steve Karafyllakis (12/9/00)

Born Newporters: Documentary Portraits (12/4/00)

William Dassonville: California Photographer (1879-1957) (12/4/00)

The Model Wife (11/24/00)

Imagination to Image: Pictorialist Photographs from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (11/17/00)

Myth, Memory, and Imagination, Photographs from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell (11/14/00)

Casting Shadows: Photographs by Edward West (11/11/00)

Dorothea Lange: Human Documents (11/9/00)

Arizona Highways: Celebrating Our Land, Our People (10/22/00)

The Real, The Surreal, The Unreal in Contemporary Photography (10/20/00)

Committed to the Image: Contemporary Black Photographers at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (10/20/00)

Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photography by Larry Hulst (10/20/00)

Joan Fitzsimmons: Introduction to Landscape (10/17/00)

The Pictures of Texas Monthly: Twenty-five Years (10/13/00)

Indivisible: Stories of American Community (10/13/00)

Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks (10/13/00)

Ustamdan Ogrendim, 'I Learned from My Master': Traditional Turkish Occupations (10/10/00)

Surface and Depth: Trends in Contemporary Portrait Photography (10/10/00)

Uta Barth: In Between Places (10/9/00)

Light Construction: Photo-sculptures by Doug Prince (10/7/00)

Patrick Nagatani at The Center for Creative Photography (10/6/00)

Strange But True: The Arizona Photographs of Allen Dutton (10/2/00)

Scenes of Western Pennsylvania: The Photography of Donald M. Robinson (9/24/00)

On the Street: Photographs from the Permanent Collection (9/24/00)

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: The American Image (9/22/00)

Couples: Photographs by Mariana Cook (9/22/00)

Vanishing Point: The View from Horn Island (9/14/00)

Edward Steichen (9/13/00)

Georgia O'Keeffe: The Artist's Landscape, Photographs by Todd Webb (9/11/00)

Jed Devine: Photographs (9/7/00)

Lewis Watts: Photographs (9/7/00)

A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era (8/29/00)

Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Architecture Series (8/23/00)

Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection and Chorus of Light: Celebrity Portraits from the Sir Elton John Collection (8/16/00)

Arizona Highways: Celebrating Native Cultures - The Photography of Jerry Jacka (8/16/00)

In His Native Land: The Early Modern Photography of John Candelario (8/7/00)

New York, New York (8/4/00)

The Luminous Image, V (8/2/00)

James Abbe Photographer (7/21/00)

Wetlands (7/19/00)

Through These Eyes: The Photographs of P. H. Polk (7/19/00)

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route I (7/18/00)

Walker Evans at SFMOMA (6/26/00)

Interiors (6/24/00)

Hans Namuth: Portraits (6/22/00)

John Gutmann: Culture Shock (6/21/00)

Colorado Masters of Photography (6/19/00)

Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye (6/19/00)

Imageworks: Photography of the Southwest (6/13/00)

Representations: A New Work by Joan Lyons (6/9/00)

The Social Scene (6/6/00)

Kenro Izu: Light Over Ancient Angkor (5/28/00)

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful (5/13/00)

Temporary Contemporary: Recent Landscapes by Sally Mann (5/8/00)

Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs (4/16/00)

These Rare Lands: Photography by Stan Jorstad (4/4/00)

Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era (4/3/00)

Robert Capa: Photographs (4/2/00)

Rare Fusion: Susan Rankaitis (4/2/00)

My Life with My Camera: Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret (4/1/00)

Sally Mann Photography (3/30/00)

Dennis Witmer: Solo Exhibition (3/20/00)

Tom Zetterstrom: Portraits of Trees (3/17/00)

Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times (3/17/00)

Ranchwomen of New Mexico (3/13/00)

Irving Penn, A Career in Photography (3/13/00)

Alfred Stieglitz: New Perspectives (3/10/00)

View From Above: The Photographs of Bradford Washburn (3/4/00)

New Frontiers #4: elin o'Hara slavick (3/3/00)

Clyde Butcher: Nature's Sanctuaries (3/3/00)

In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West (3/3/00)

Riding 1st Class on the Titanic! (3/1/00)

Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks (2/27/00)

Perfect Documents: Walker Evans and African Art, 1935 (2/25/00)

Walker Evans (2/25/00)

20/20: Twentieth Century Acquisitions by Twenty Leading Patrons (2/24/00)

Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Legacy -- Our Land, Our People (2/23/00)

Vik Muniz: Seeing Is Believing (2/22/00)

Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project (2/22/00)

Joseph Albers in Black and White (2/20/00)

Philipe Halsman: A Retrospective (2/19/00)

Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Tradition, The Photography of Ansel Adams, David Muench, and Jack Dykinga (2/17/00)

Jack Spencer Photographs of Rural South (2/16/00)

Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Legacy -- "Our Land, Our People" (2/8/00)

Recollected Images: Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1/25/00)

The Photography of John Gutmann: Culture Shock (1/22/00)

The Preacher and His Congregation: Photography of James Perry Walker (1/21/00)

Pictures Tell The Story: Ernest C. Withers (1/20/00)

The Suburban Seventies: Photographs by Bill Owens (1/13/00)

A New View: Worked Images by Contemporary Photographers (1/13/00)

American Nile: Field/Faith/Family (1/7/00)

In Search of Eldorado: Salton Sea Photographs by Christopher Landis (1/1/00)


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