Brett Weston, Kelp, Point Lobos, 1973. Gelatin silver print; 11 x 14 inches. Denver Art Museum: Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2017.5. © Brett Weston Archive.

Curious Visions

Toward Abstract Photography

Brett Weston, Kelp, Point Lobos, 1973. Gelatin silver print; 11 x 14 inches. Denver Art Museum: Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2017.5. © Brett Weston Archive.

Brett Weston, Headstone and Lichen, Japan, 1970. Gelatin silver print; 8 x 10 inches. Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2017.25. © Brett Weston Archive.

Brett Weston, Kelp, Point Lobos, 1973. Gelatin silver print; 11 x 14 inches. Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2017.5. © Brett Weston Archive.

Minor White, Capitol Reef, Utah, 1962. Gelatin silver print; 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. Funds from an anonymous donor, 2016.268. Reproduced with permission of The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University.

Kunié Sugiura, Stacks - Irises B3, 1997. Gelatin silver print; 24 x 20 in. Funds from Frederic H. Douglas by exchange, 2019.733. © Kunié Sugiura.

Henry Holmes Smith, Mother and Son, 1970. Dye transfer print; 10 x 8 inches. Funds from the Photography Acquisitions Alliance, 2020.216. © Smith Family Trust, courtesy Gitterman Gallery

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

Joan Myers, Antarctica, 2002. Platinum-palladium print. The A. E. Manley Photography Collection at the Denver Art Museum, 2011.253. © Joan Myers.

Uta Barth, Ground (95.4), 1995. Chromogenic color print; 24 x 19 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2010.437. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. © Uta Barth.

Jaromír Funke, Composition Abstraction, 1922. Gelatin silver print; 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Denver Art Museum: Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit and funds from the National Endowment for the Arts by exchange, 1998.222.

Photograph of forest by Barbara Bosworth

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Photograph of suburban two-story houses that all look alike

Valérie Anex, Charlestown, from the series Ghost Estates, 2011. Inkjet print; 23 2/3 x 35 3/8 inches. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Frederic H. Douglas by exchange, 2018.142 © Valérie Anex.

The Photography Collection

Artworks from this gallery are part of the Denver Art Museum's Photography collection. The photography department is recognized for its extensive holdings of landscape images from the American West, 1865-present. Collectively, these reflect both the achievements of outstanding artists and the shifting environmental attitudes of the last century and a half. The collection also has strong holdings of European and American modernist photography and of contemporary work.

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