Opening Reception: Thursday June 27, 5-8pm
Exhibition Dates: June 28 to August 31, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and our enduring fascination with what lies beyond our atmosphere. Comprised of nearly 200 photographs created over a period of 130 years, the exhibition includes nineteenth-century observations of the Earth’s surface, photographs taken by astronauts on the surface of the Moon, as well as contemporary photographs that reinterpret previously made images of outer space, or offer new perspectives on space exploration.
The installation provides a small chronology of ways that photography has been used in the pursuit of scientific discovery. It includes vintage photographs by James H. Nasmyth; Loewy and Puiseux; NASA astronauts (such as Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, John Young, and Charles M. Duke, Jr.); unknown photographers; and photographs transmitted from the Ranger and Orbiter Missions. Also included are contemporary photographic works by Benjamin Freedman, Michael Light, Sanaz Mazinani, and Eva Stenram.