Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World

Photography is a means of “writing with light”, and photographs have the ability to speak a range of dialects. This exhibition, co-organized with the Morgan Library and Museum, explores the history of the medium as a lucid, literate—but not always literal—tool of persuasion.
, 'Photographie Lunaire Albategnis, Triesnecker, Manilius,' 1903, George Eastman Museum

Loewy et Puiseux

Photographie Lunaire Albategnis, Triesnecker, Manilius, 1903

George Eastman Museum

, 'Illustrated Lectures are an Important Part of Instruction,' 1918, George Eastman Museum

Unknown Artist

Illustrated Lectures are an Important Part of Instruction, 1918

George Eastman Museum

, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band,' 2003, George Eastman Museum

Jonathan Lewis

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band, 2003

George Eastman Museum

, 'Koum Ombo - Near View,' 1863, George Eastman Museum

Francis Frith

Koum Ombo - Near View, 1863

George Eastman Museum