American Urban Theme Photography

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Charles Sheeler from Doylestown to Detroit is a 2017 exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston which says: "This exhibition celebrates the MFA's unparalleled holdings of works by Charles Sheeler (1883-1965), presenting 40 photographs from three significant series created during the heyday of his career as a founder of American modernism."  Accessed 9/17

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography is an ongoing online exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum which says: "This exhibition examines how Latino photographers, many of whom came of age in urban neighborhoods, frame their environment. They approach the street not as detached observers but as engaged participants by turning to portraiture, urbanscapes, serial photography, or unconventional manipulations of the photographic image."  Accessed 8/17

Gordon Parks - Segregation Story is an exhibit held October 1 - December 11, 2016 at the Columbus Museum - Georgia. The museum says: "Guest curated by Columbus Staten University students, Gordon Parks - Segregation Story features 12 photographs from "The Restraints," now in the collection of the Do Good Fund, a Columbus-based nonprofit that lends its collection of contemporary Southern photography to a variety of museums, nonprofit galleries, and non-traditional venues....One of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Gordon Parks documented contemporary society, focusing on poverty, urban life, and civil rights." Accessed August, 2016.

On the Street with Bill Cunningham  is a 2018 exhibit at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center which says: "Cunningham was best known for his candid photographs of stylish women and men on the streets of New York.." Accessed 2/18

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