Looking Backward, Moving Forward

June 12, 2004, through September 19, 2004
Women Photographers in the Hood's Collection



Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries


The advent of the photograph in the early nineteenth century introduced new dimensions to image making. Since then, photographers have experimented with a variety of techniques while producing images that confront the realities of a changing world. This exhibition both reflects on the evolution of photography and identifies important work collected by the museum, focusing on an especially strong group of photographs by women artists, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Käsebier, Claude Cahun, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Justine Kurland, and Janine Gordon.

Looking Backward, Moving Forward was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. The exhibition and free accompanying brochure are generously funded by the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund, the Hansen Family Fund, and a gift from the Class of 1948.

Exhibition Curator

Megan Fontanella | Jennifer Schreck | Derrick R. Cartwright

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada