Overview of American Photographs
“American Photographs: 1970 – 1980” consists of 184 photographs by 32 artists. This collection was formed in 1979 by members of the Washington Art Consortium, with a selection committee headed by curators Rod Slemmons and Terry Toedtemeier.
Diane Arbus, Robert Cumming, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Jan Groover, Robert Heinecken, Richard Misrach, and Garry Winogrand are among the photographers represented in this collection.
Funding for “American Photographs: 1970 – 1980” was provided by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Wright Fund.