The Grain of the Present
Apr 01, 2017 — Jan 31, 2018
"The Grain of the Present", Pier 24 Photography’s ninth
exhibition, examines the work of ten photographers at the core of the Pilara Foundation collection—Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lee Friedlander, Nicholas Nixon, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, and Garry Winogrand—whose works share a commitment to looking at everyday life as it is. Each of these figures defined a distinctive visual language that combines formal concerns with a documentary aesthetic, and all of them participated in one of two landmark exhibitions: "New Documents" (1967) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, or "New Topographics" (1975) at the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester.