Multiple Focus: Contemporary Photography from the Albany Institute's Collection

Kandy Licker on the Couch, Mary E. Spinelli, Gelatin silver print, 2007, Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase, PC21.16.2
June 29, 2013–August 18, 2013
For more than a quarter century the Albany Institute has been collecting the work of contemporary photographers from the Hudson Valley. Diverse in its range, the collection has grown to include portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and photomontage, and represents a variety of photographic processes from gold-toned printing-out paper to infrared digital photography. Multiple Focus, an exhibition of more than forty contemporary photographs from the Institute’s holdings, underscores the artistic processes and aesthetic considerations of the region’s recognized photographers, and simultaneously takes into account the effects of changing technologies on the photographic medium and the photographer’s work.
The exhibition highlights forty-three photographs from twenty-six photographers. Those represented in the exhibition include
Gordon Ackerman
Martin Benjamin
Liz Blum
David Brickman
Timothy Cahill
Jeri Eisenberg
Ray Felix
Phyllis Galembo
Gisela Gamper
Dietrich Gehring
Gary Gold
Allison Hunter
Joseph Levy
Mark McCarty
Bill Murphy
Sandy Noyes
Clifford Oliver
Sarite Sanders
Tom Santelli
Jack Shear
Mary E. Spinelli
Joseph Squillante
Lindsey Watson
Emanuel M. Weil
Harry Wilks
John Yang