Reflections from the Heart: Photographs by David Seymour

Ingrid Bergman with Doves, 1952 (printed 2006)
Inkjet print from digital scan of original transparency
Courtesy of Ben Shneiderman

September 11 – December 10, 2006

Curated by Tom Beck and organized by the Library Gallery in collaboration with the Corcoran Museum of Art and the George Eastman House, the project provides the first real critical examination of imagery by the pioneering photojournalist David Seymour (Chim). This project will elevate the significance of work by Seymour, the least well-recognized master among the founders of Magnum Photos, and will better familiarize viewers with the symbolism and artistic roots of his imagery. A major publication on Seymour authored by Beck and published by Phaidon Press, Ltd. will accompany the show.

The exhibition is made possible by generous support from Ben Shneiderman. Additional support is provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences, the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Endowment, the Judaic Studies Program at UMBC, and Epson USA Inc.


Imprints: Photographs by David Plowden

September 16 – December 12, 1998

A retrospective exhibition of this major artist’s photographic career, Imprints features approximately 60 images representing forty years of chronicling the changing face of America. From small towns to cityscapes to railroads and bridges, David Plowden has devoted his career to memorializing the vestiges of Americas industrial and rural past. In his photographs, he explores the beauty, power, blight, and significance of these once commonplace icons and vistas — and captures the visual texture of a bygone America on the verge of vanishing.

A book, published by Bulfinch Press (1997) accompanies the exhibition. On Thursday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. the artist will present a lecture about his work in conjunction with the show.

David Plowden
Church, Saline County, Missouri, 1974
Gelatin silver print

Public Program

5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15, 1998
Artist’s Talk: David Plowden

A reception will follow