Exhibition Closed July 2012
Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, Telfair Museums has greatly expanded its holdings in photography, adding nearly 300 photographs to its permanent collection. While the Telfair continues to actively collect photographers of the mid- to late twentieth century, such as Helen Levitt, Manuel Ãlvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Robert Doisneau, it has also developed a sizeable collection of photography produced in the twenty-first century. Fresh Focus will include approximately forty works that demonstrate the breadth and variety of the Telfair’s holdings of twenty-first-century photography, including work by Jack Leigh, Jerry Siegel, Julie Moos, Sally Mann, and others.
Top: Frank Stewart (American, b. 1949); Savannah Tour Bus, 2006; C-print on paper; 31 â… x 39 ½ inches; Museum purchase with funds provided by Ronald J. Strahan in honor of James McKenna, 2007.9
Bottom: Jerry Siegel (American, b. 1958); Deer Heads at J&R’s, 2001; Archival inkjet print; 24 x 63 in.; Given in memory of Jerome E. Siegel, Jr., 2004.24.3
Julie Moos (American, b. Canada 1966); Mrs. Merritt and Mrs. Crum, 2000-01; C-print on paper; 39 ½ x 51 ½ in.; Gift of Joan and Gary Capen, 2004.17