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  • Joseph Sudek

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    This comprehensive exhibition of the work of Czechoslovakian photographer Joseph Sudek presents a selection of images dating from his youthful experiments of 1911 to his last photographs of 1976, the year of his death. The experience of Sudek’s work, represented here by more than 200 black and white photographs and several books, is heavily inflected by curator Michael Hoffman’s installation choices. On the entry wall, a biographical quote from Hoffman’s catalogue preface identifies Sudek’s general affinities with the landscape of his native country. One is particularly struck by the fact that

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