The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White

The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White
08 Nov 2015

October 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016

The Museum of Photographic Arts presents an original exhibition dedicated to the work and legacy of American photographer Minor White (1908 – 1976) in The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White.

The exhibition is the first major museum examination solely focusing on White’s sequences, a unique style of presentation he refined throughout his career. As a poet, writer, educator, curator and photographer, White believed in the power of images to be transformed when positioned sequentially, creating a new whole and a new level of interpretation, said MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko.

“One the most important American photographers of the 20th century, White’s work is still vital and important 40 years after his death,” Klochko said. “The title of the exhibition, The Time Between, references White’s belief that the space between the images is as important as the image itself.”

Many of the images in The Time Between are considered to be White’s most iconic. The exhibition features two bound albums, three digital sequences and eight print sequences presented together for the first time as White intended. White promoted the idea of “visual literacy,” which teaches the reading of images, similar to how his sequences encourage viewers to see the images in a larger context.

“Photographs side by side cannot help being mutually affected. Transpose them, the meaning changes.” – Minor White, 1976

©GeorgePeet Minor White

Minor White laying out the exhibition Celebrations. 1974. Images courtesy of George Peet

Windowsill Daydreaming. Minor White

Windowsill Daydreaming. Minor White

share

Museum Excursion

A lover of all things museum, writing to make your cultural excursions more meaningful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *