PRINT December 1964


Adam Clark Vroman at Foohill College

EXHIBITS WHICH PLACE TODAY’S photography in its historical framework are rare in the Bay Area. Last year, to mark the centennial of the Civil War, Ansco circulated widely through northern California a set of enlargements of photographs by Mathew Brady and his coworkers. Occasionally, the San Francisco Museum of Art shows prints from its permanent collection—a collection particularly rich in the work of Alfred Stieglitz. The Farm Security Administration show, “The Bitter Years,” revealed the more widely remembered past. But as a rule, we see photographs which have been made recently and which express our present mode of seeing.

Many photographers have become curious about photographic history and tradition, and George Eastman House has made available collections of prints which show the delights of photographic discovery in a world less harassed than our own. Few of these print collections

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