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Bent on Photography


In the 1970s, a cadre of Northwest photographers embraced effects particular to the medium of photography as a driving force in their work. Some explored the camera's ability to record split-second moments in time, or compile images requiring the lapse of time. Others began to examine the role of light itself, light as object, light from the invisible spectrum of infrared... Their works capture the most fleeting or gradual of changes, focus with hyper-acuity on the surfaces and edges of the world. At the heart of their work is a renewed commitment to formalism and to composition through the viewfinder.

Curated by Terry Toedtemeier

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Bent on Photography



Curated by

Terry Toedtemeier

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Terry Toedtemeier

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