A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

June 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Amy Loeserman Klein © 1975 Eggleston Artistic Trust. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West Floor Plan

More than 100 images, some newly acquired, are on view to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museum’s photography collection and the numerous ways in which photography – from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital works – has captured the American experience. The exhibition features landscape photography, formal and vernacular portraits, documentary-style works from the New York Photo League, images from surveying expeditions sent west after the Civil War, and more.