A to Z, 26 Great Photographs from the Norton Collection, March 18 – July 17 2011,Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.
From A to Z: 26 Great Photographs from the Norton Collection, is, quite simply, an alphabetically arranged selection of photographs based on the first letter of the artist’s last name. Chosen from nearly 3,000 photographs, the exhibition reveals both the depth and breadth of the Museum’s photography collection. At the same time, the selected images acknowledge the work of some of the most notable photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, ranging from such seminal figures as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston to a younger generation of photo-based artists including Thomas Demand and Valérie Belin. A to Z conveys the enormous changes and re-thinking of what ―photography‖ is. And while not intended to rewrite the history of photography, the exhibition nonetheless reaffirms the endless possibilities of a medium that continues to make and re-make history itself.
Charles Stainback, Assistant Director and William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.