Juxtaposing Time & Place
Showcasing over 100 photographers whose work documents the evolution of photography from the 1850s to the present day, Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection is now on show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Selected from thousands of photographs, the works on display are curated to create distinct “conversations” between images by individual artists and across a wide range of themes, including portraits, landscapes, street photography and abstraction. Modern works are juxtaposed with older works, European with American, and staged subjects with documentary images, creating an exhibition that invites viewers to create and formulate new dialogues between the images. Conversations presents some of the most notable photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries; the following images are highlights from the show, which opened on 22 February 2012 and ran until 20 May 2012.