Library exhibit highlights fine art photography collection


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Photographic Archives at the University of Louisville is featuring acquisitions to its fine print collection made in the last decade in an exhibit at Ekstrom Library through May 29. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Titled “First Exposure, Recent Acquisitions to the Photographic Archives Fine Print Collection,” the exhibit includes prints made with several processes, including gelatin silver, toned gelatin silver, platinum and digital pigment.

    Represented artists range from those whose careers are emerging, such as Jen Davis, Lucinda Devlin and Mike Smith, to those with well-established reputations, including Aaron Siskind, Judy Dater, Shelby Lee Adams and Amy Arbus.

    The fine art print collection contains original prints by photographers who have used their medium for artistic expression. Photographic Archives maintains it to support the teaching program in the university’s Allen R. Hite Art Institute.

    Amy Purcell, associate curator, and Laura Schuhmann, a student whose work was part of a museum studies class project, are curators for the exhibit.

    Ekstrom Library is located on the west side of Belknap Campus next to the Speed Art Museum. The exhibit is in the lower level Photographic Archives Gallery. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    For more information, call Special Collections at 502-852-6752.