Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971 is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the career of one of the most important American female photographers from the postwar era. Best known for her work at Look magazine between 1951 and 1971, Brooks’ output represents a significant contribution to the visual history of the United States at mid-century. Developed around critical themes such as civil liberties and women’s rights, the exhibition includes vintage prints recently given to the Davis on behalf of Katherine Hall Page (Class of 1969).
Curated by Ileana Selejan, The Linda Wyatt Gruber ‘66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, the exhibition and publication are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis and the Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.
A richly illustrated exhibition catalogue is now available at our online store. With an introduction by Lisa Fischman, Ruth G. Shapiro '37 Director of the Davis Museum, it includes contributions by Beverly W. Brannan, Curator of Photography, in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, by esteemed photography historian and critic Vicki Goldberg, and by Feliz Smith, Class of 2017. Edited and with an essay by Ileana L. Selejan.
Curatorial Gallery talk: Charlotte Brooks
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 4:00pm | Davis Galleries
Exhibition curator Ileana Selejan provides an introduction to Charlotte Brooks’ life and work, addressing the main themes and subjects of the exhibition.
Picturing the Sixties: Photojournalism in the Age of Picture Magazines
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 6:30pm | Collins Cinema
Former Look and Life magazine staff photographer John Shearer joins Annie Segan, daughter of renowned photographer Arthur Rothstein, for a panel discussion about picture stories, photojournalism, and political change moderated by exhibition curator Ileana Selejan, The Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography.