The Collected Image - Photography Portfolios

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


The Collected Image features selections from six photographic portfolios in the Fitchburg Art Museum’s permanent collection to investigate the production and marketing of photographs in this unique format. A portfolio consists of a group of photographs that are gathered around a singular organizing principle, whether images by a single artist or a subject explored by many.

The exhibition will include Herb Snitzer’s Such Sweet Thunder, a portfolio featuring portraits of iconic jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong or Nina Simone; works from Richard Benson’s Touro Synagogue, documenting the oldest synagogue in the United States; and highlights from The PRC Portfolio by the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) in Boston, which features works from 16 masters of contemporary photography, from Barbara Bosworth to Sage Sohier.

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