Masters of American Photography the Matthew R. Bergey Collection

Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Apr. 13, 2024 - Jun. 6, 2015

65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, New York 11367

Opening Reception:
Thursday April 23, 6 pm with talk by Reading Public Museum Curator Scott A. Schweigert

Iconic and vintage American and European photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries on view at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College offer an exciting survey of photography from its beginnings to the end of the 20th century. Included are sixty examples ranging from early techniques like salt, albumen, collotype and gum bichromate prints made from glass or paper negatives by pioneers like Fenton, Atget, Cameron, and Muybridge, to gelatin silver prints by modern photographers working in Pictorial, Straight, Documentary and Art styles. There are celebrated works by Stieglitz, Weston, Lange, Evans, Cartier-Bresson, Adams, and Bourke-White, and Hockney; and stunning works by less well-known virtuosos of the Czech, French, Italian and American schools. An encapsulated history of fashion photography in prints by Huene, Horst, Lynes, and Avedon is also on display.


Wednesday, April 22, 12:15 pm
Pinhole Photography Workshop

Thursday, April 23, 6 pm
Opening Reception with Talk
by Reading Public Museum Curator Scott A. Schweigert.

Thursday, April 30, 6 pm
“Eyes and Minds on a Group of Photographs”
talk by Larry Gottheim, experimental filmmaker and photographic expert.

Thursday, May 7, 6 pm
Talk on the Matthew R. Bergey Collection
by Godwin-Ternbach Museum director Amy H. Winter, followed by a reception.

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