The Stories They Tell: A Hundred Years of Photography draws from MOPA’s collection of almost 9000 photographs representing approximately 850 […]
The Stories They Tell: A Hundred Years of Photography draws from MOPA’s collection of almost 9000 photographs representing approximately 850 photographers. While the collection covers the entire span of photography and more, from the pre-history to contemporary work, this exhibition looks at 100 years of the medium from the 1920s to today.
MOPA believes that sharing the work and the stories that each provide is a vital part of the nature of collecting. By seeing the art and not just storing it, learning about the maker along with their influences and motivations, a deeper understanding will be experienced. It was Aristotle who wrote, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” At the heart of MOPA is making learning visual and sharing the power of photography in all of its facets.
This decades spanning exhibition includes work by artists Brett Weston, Alexander Rodchenko, Andre Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Arnold Newman, William Klein, Robert Doisneau, Phillipe Halsman, Ruth Bernhard, Danny Lyon, Larry Clark, Duane Michals, Graciela Iturbide, Joan Myers, Mark Klett, Robbert Flick, David Levinthal, Susan Rankaitis, Robert ParkeHarrison, and Troi Anderson among others.
Financial support is provided by the The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation; the City of San Diego; and the Gardner Bilingual Fund.