Phillips de Pury & Company – Photographs

September 2nd, 2011 by

The Arc of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection is consistently buttressed by outstanding works depicting touchstones in the field of photography over150 years, especially in the genre of identity and performance. Indeed, the strength of the collection lies in its breadth, providing a cohesive, chronological narrative addressing the various permutations the field has undergone while consistently addressing the topic of self-presentation, be it that of the photographer or the sitter. Amassed since 1997, the collection reflects a keen observational eye, supported by a strong scholastic acumen, which has meticulously secured the foundations that have provided inspiration for countless photographers on both sides of the Atlantic. Upon careful inspection, the dialogue between classic and contemporary photographers in the presentation of identity and its performative underpinnings becomes more evident.