NEW YORK.- The Neue Galerie just opened Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria, 1900-1938, the first exhibition at the Neue Galerie devoted exclusively to photography. The show traces the history of the medium in these countries over four decades through the photographic convention of portraiture. Works range from the softer, pictorialist style of early twentieth-century Austrian photographs to the harder-edged German images created at the Bauhaus. It will remain on view through June 6.
"These photographs offer a meditation on time in the form of a dialogue between photographer and subject, " said Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. "They draw us with their wit, their poignancy, and their humanity." The exhibition presents vintage prints by more than thirty-five photographers, covering a diverse range of styles and formats.