An overview of the gallery and the exhibition
Welcome to (re)Framing Conversations: Photographs by Richard Avedon 1946-1965. The exhibition has six sections focused on small groups of portraits taken by photographer Richard Avedon in the decades after World War II. We created these groups according to shared themes, ideas, and even historical events that are connected to the people in the photographs.
Labels located near the portraits offer historical context and information about Avedon, the people he photographed, and the art of photography. Each group of portraits is accompanied by a QR code you can scan with your phone to access visual descriptions. The codes are mounted on discs attached to the stands that hold the portraits. Floor markers throughout the exhibition signal the location of the QR codes.
The gallery is laid out in a large spiral created by an inner and outer wall with a path in between. Avedon’s photographs and the accompanying QR codes will be along the inner wall to your left as you progress through the exhibition. A final QR code at the center of the spiral marks a seating and conversation area that invites people to think more deeply about how photography works and why we respond to it.
Right now, you're at the title wall using code number 1. The main theme of the exhibition is displayed on the wall above you; it states, “Richard Avedon’s iconic portraits connect us to the past. His photos invite us to revisit historical questions that still resonate today.”
The path through the gallery continues to your right. The next QR code will be located on the left side of the path and indicated by a floor marker.