Courtesy of Colin Mulvany, The Spokesman-Review
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane is currently displaying nearly 50 images from Group f/64 through Feb. 3, 2019.
Group f/64 was an informal group of Bay Area photographers consisting of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, John Paul Edwards, Preston Holder, Consuelo Kanaga, Alma Lavenson, Sonya Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Willard Van Dyke, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.
The “Modern Masters: Group f/64” exhibit includes works from Adams, Cunningham, Van Dyke, Brett Weston and Edward Weston.
“We are thrilled to partner with Bank of America to bring ‘Modern Masters’ to Spokane,” said Executive Director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Wesley P. Jessup. “The artists of f/64 viewed the world from a perspective ahead of its time and redefined photography as a key art medium.”
f/64 was named after the smallest aperture available in large format cameras at the time. The group was dedicated to capturing pure photography, writing in their manifesto that “the members of Group f/64 believe that photography, as an art form, must develop along lines defined by the actualities and limitations of the photographic medium, and must always remain independent of ideological conventions of art and aesthetics that are reminiscent of a period and culture antedating the growth of the medium itself.”
General admission for the exhibit is $10 and student admission is $8.