Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography

The public acceptance of photographs as visual evidence made documentary photography possible. But that acceptance varied over time depending on the case that could be made for photographic objectivity, the mode of a photograph’s dissemination, and the desire for social change motivating many documentary projects. In addition, photographers throughout the twentieth century employed canny interventions to alternately exploit and dismantle the assumption of photography’s transparency, and play with our wish to see pictures inspire social change. This exhibition re-examines the genre of social documentary photography by focusing on the shifting criteria embedded within the public image, and the responses of imagemakers to these transformations. Read more…

Meet the Artist: LaToya Ruby Frazier
Visiting Artist Lecture
November 16, 2017 at 7pm

Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography
Sep 5, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901