Group Exhibition | The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M Hunt Collection at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
October 1, 2011
October 1- February 19, 2011
Earlier this year The New Yorker referred to the collector as “the legendary W.M. Hunt.” He is a renowned curator and dealer who has been collecting photographs for 40 years. A self-described “champion of photography,” he is well-known for his “eye” and sense of humor. Hunt describes the collection as “magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes cannot be seen.”
The photographs of The Unseen Eye have a common theme — the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured, or the eyes firmly closed. The images evoke a wide range of emotions and are characterized, by what, at first glance, the subject conceals rather than what the camera reveals.
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