PDNB Gallery
154 Glass Street, Ste. 104
Dallas, TX 75207
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February 17 - May 5, 2018
Alfred Stieglitz, The Ferry Boat, 1910

Photographs by Peter Brown
Stories by Joe Holley
February 17 - May 5, 2018

Opening Reception & Book Signing
with Peter Brown and Joe Holley
This Saturday, February 17, 2018
From 5 - 8 PM
When Texas was admitted to the Union, as journalist Joe Holley recounts, Congress authorized it to

Peter Brown, Grain elevators,
Pastor Lopez, Michoacana Restaurant, Perryton, 2010
PDNB Gallery has selected photographs by artists working pre-1950. This group of photographs
includes street and documentary styles that became a prevalent part of modern photography.
The term “Modern” encompasses many movements in Western art. Regarding Modern
photography, the era of Pictorialism was no longer interesting. Straight photography was the
emphasis after 1910.

Photographs from the turn-of-the century will be featured as well, including examples of

Selections illustrating these decades include photographers: Alfred Stieglitz, Frank Meadow
Sutcliffe, Peter Henry Emerson, Ralph Steiner, Karl Struss, George Seeley, Morris Engel, Ruth
Orkin, Harold Feinstein, Arthur Rothstein, Jack Delano, and Andre Kertesz.

Alfred Steiglitz is perhaps one of the most notable artists in the 20th Century, not only because
of his own photography, but he is known for his gallery, 291, and his exquisite Camera Work
publications. He promoted not only photography, but other media, including Georgia
O’Keefe's paintings. Most of the pre-1910 images in this show are by photographers that
Stieglitz exhibited or published.

Both Jack Delano and Arthur Rothstein were employed by the Farm Security Administration
(FSA) during the Great Depression. They documented sharecropper life, the poor farming
conditions, and other facets of American life that illustrated the human condition. This
documentary archive proved very useful at the time, and now.

New York City has been the center of attention for many photographers. Morris Engel, Ruth
Orkin and Harold Feinstein observed many neighborhoods from Harlem to Coney Island,
capturing ‘decisive moments’ of the day-to-day activities. A veritable kaleidoscope
of timeless imagery was created, evoking a multitude of emotions.

This group exhibition will be located in the galleries opposite of the Peter Brown exhibition.