The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia will host Photography Speaks, from September 4, 2004 through February 27, 2005.
The show which is named after Photography Speaks and Photography Speaks II, two amazing books that you must have in your possession, will showcase photography by Thomas Struth, Gabriel Orozco, Adolphe Braun, Ilse Bing, and Andre Kertész.
The books are by Brooks Johnson, the Chrysler’s curator for photography exhibits. Look for a new book to be published by The Aperture Foundation and The Chrysler Museum also gracing the title – PHOTOGRAPHY SPEAKS.
“Not intended as simply a picture book on the history of photography or on one museum’s collection, the new Photography Speaks follows the same biography-statement-photograph format established in the first book. Each photog¬raph is accompanied on the opposite page by a statement from the artist and a brief biography placing that artist within an historical context. Some of the texts deal with the specific image reproduced, while others take a broader approach, commenting on the art of photography in general. A few texts are technically oriented, and some consider the intricacies of art creation. Taken as a whole, this collection of statements provides a wide range of thinking on photography.”