© Barbara Bosworth

© Barbara Bosworth

Collection Highlights

Frank Jay Haynes

Cinnabar Mountain, Devils Slide

The nominal subject of this photograph is the steep, slide-swept track on the mountain in the distance. Yet Haynes chose to include the empty land in front of it and the railroad tracks that cut across the ground and connect near with far. Haynes belonged to an early generation of photographers who sought to understand and describe the West both for themselves and for far-flung audiences who would never see it.

Frank Jay Haynes (American). Cinnabar Mountain, Devils Slide. 1885. Albumen silver print. The Daniel Wolf Landscape Photography Collection: Funds from Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman, Nancy L. Benson, Florence R. and Ralph L. Burgess Trust, 1990 Collectors' Choice, J. Rathbone Falck, General Service Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hewit, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Leede, Pauline A. and George R. Morrison Trust, Frederick and Jan Mayer, Newmont Mining Corporation, O'Shaughnessy Fund, Volunteer Endowment Fund, Ginny Williams, Estelle Wolf, anonymous donors, and the generosity of our visitors, with additional support from the voters who created the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. 1991.108.

Barbara Bosworth

The Forest, Novelty from the series Grapevines, crabapples and a bit of blue sky
© Barbara Bosworth

Uta Barth

Ground (95.4)

Uta Barth, Ground (95.4), 1995. Chromogenic color print. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2010.437

Image courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York?

Charlestown, from the series Ghost Estates

Valérie Anex

Charlestown, from the series Ghost Estates

Valérie Anex, Charlestown, from the series Ghost Estates, 2011. Inkjet print. Denver Art Museum Collection: Funds from Frederic H. Douglas by exchange, 2018.142 © Valérie Anex

De Lancey Gill

Portrait of John Temple Collins
De Lancey Gill (American). Portrait of John Temple Collins. October 1899. Platinum print. Objects transferred from the Native Arts Archive to the Permanent Collection. 2014.88.

Mike Smith

Watauga, Tennessee

© Mike Smith

Will Wilson

Melanie Yazzie
Will Wilson (Navajo, American). Melanie Yazzie. 2013. Inkjet print. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison. 2015.262.

Laura Letinsky

Untitled #7

Laura Letinsky, Untitled #7, from the series Fall, 2009. Inkjet print; 32 5/8 x 50 inches. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Photography Acquisitions Alliance, 2015.264 © Laura Letinsky

Jaromír Funke

Composition Abstraction
Jaromír Funke (Czech). Composition Abstraction. 1922. Gelatin silver print. Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit and funds from the National Endowment for the Arts by exchange. 1998.222.

Andrea Modica

Human Being: C18 Male, 36 years
Andrea Modica (American). Human Being: C18 Male, 36 years. 1999. Platinum-palladium print. The A. E. Manley Photography Collection. 2014.242.

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Companion Guide to the Strauss Photography Collection at the Denver Art Museum. Eric Paddock. Denver Art Museum, 2014.

Walking Magpie: On and Off the Leash. Eric Paddock. Denver Art Museum in association with George F. Thompson Publishing, 2013.

Robert Benjamin: Notes from a Quiet Life. Eric Paddock. Denver Art Museum in association with Radius Books, 2012.

Robert Adams, Prairie. Eric Paddock. Denver Art Museum in association with Fraenkel Gallery, 2011.

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