Beginnings, Rochester, New York, 1962 from the Jupiter Portfolio

Minor White
Beginnings, Rochester, New York, 1962 from the Jupiter Portfolio
Gelatin silver print
20th Century American Photography

Mask

Lotte Jacobi
Mask
Palladium print
20th Century American Photography

Positive Form #15, Squiggles with Black

Margaret De Patta
Positive Form #15, Squiggles with Black
Gelatin silver print
20th Century American Photography

Bay of Sagami, Atami

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Bay of Sagami, Atami
Selenium toned gelatin silver print
20th Century Japanese Photography

Guest. (P.S.) 25,000 solar images, 6:34 pm, 29th March, 1995

Christopher Bucklow
Guest. (P.S.) 25,000 solar images, 6:34 pm, 29th March, 1995
Cibachrome print
20th Century British Photography

From the series My Ghost [large smoke]

Adam Fuss
From the series My Ghost [large smoke]
Gelatin silver print
20th Century British Photography

Neon Lights, Chicago

Harry Callahan
Neon Lights, Chicago
Dye transfer print
20th Century American Photography

Inu No Kioko Shusho (Memory of Dog Epilogue)

Daido Moriyama
Inu No Kioko Shusho (Memory of Dog Epilogue)
Gelatin silver print
20th Century Japanese Photography

Water Reflection, Bass Rocks, Massachusetts

Harry Callahan
Water Reflection, Bass Rocks, Massachusetts
Dye transfer print
20th Century American Photography

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence

July 27, 2013 - January 26, 2014
Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence features photographers spanning several generations who do not merely capture scenes but create distinct moments in time. Their images bear traces of human presence, the transmission of energy, atmospheric phenomena and experiments with light. Among the artists, Christopher Bucklow, Margaret De Patta, Adam Fuss, Alison Rossiter, Minor White and Hiroshi Sugimoto use a wide range of processes to render their enigmatic subjects. Primarily analog or even camera-less photographers, they highlight the versatility of non-digital photography in capturing what the eye may not see. Whether picturing a place or thing or pure abstraction, the photographs in With a Trace emanate a palpable absence, which is precisely what invites the mind to enter the scene.

This exhibition was organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported in part by a grant from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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