"Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer" Exhibition

International Center of Photography

poster for "Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer" Exhibition

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The Danish documentary photographer Peter Sekaer (1901–1950) was one of the key contributors to U.S. government photographic projects during the Great Depression. Sekaer photographed alongside Walker Evans in the American South during the Farm Security Administration years, and photographs by the two are sometimes indistinguishable. Sekaer, who was a painter and who made a living as a sign painter, was an accomplished and prolific photographer who combined a strong sense of advocacy with a highly attuned graphic eye. This exhibition, originally organized by former curator Julian Cox for the High Museum of Art, consists of about 80 prints made from 1935 to 1945, and is the first major museum exhibition devoted to Sekaer's work.

[Image: Peter Sekaer "A Sign Business Shop, New York" (1935) © Peter Sekaer Estate. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, purchased with funds from Robert Yellowlees]



from September 09, 2011 to January 08, 2012


Peter Sekaer

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