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Imogen Cunningham, Roi, 1927, printed 1993. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Photography Collection. © The Imogen Cunningham Trust

First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography, Selections from the Collection of Allan Chasanoff

  • October 7, 2008–January 4, 2009
Celebrating a major gift of over 200 photographs from the collection of Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, this exhibition explores the seldom-discussed phenomenon of optical confusion in photography. Drawn from the Chasanoff Collection, as well as from the Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection, First Doubt will feature approximately 100 photographs by a diverse array of photographers across the 20th century. Seen together, they reveal the interpretive nature of the lens and the interpolative nature of the photograph.
Exhibition and publication organized by Joshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florence B. Selden Fund, with additional support provided by the James Edward Maloney ‘72 and the Nitkin Family Funds for Photography.

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