The Creative Photograph in Archaeology Exhibit
Sept. 27-Dec. 9, 2007
The "Creative Photography in Archaeology" photographic exhibition brought together for the first time new ways of seeing archaeological sites, monuments, and sculpture - from the invention of photography to the present day. These photographs, made from high resolution scans of original negatives in Greek archives, explore the creative artistic intention of photographers.
Divided into five units, the work of such influential photographers such as Sotiropoulou, Stillman, Boissonnas, Hege, List, Hellner and Mavrommatis shows new tendencies in the representation of antiquities, or suggests a new way of seeing beyond the obvious and revealing the creative presence of the photographer.
The exhibition "The Creative Photograph in Archaeology," was curated by Costis Antoniadis and organized by Socratis Mavrommatis and the Benaki Museum in Athens, in collaboration with Fairfield University.
The exhibition was supported by the Office of the Academic Vice President, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Classical Studies Program, the Art History Program and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.