Photography Collection

The Photography Collection covers a broad spectrum of work from 19th century daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints. A major strength of the collection is the in-depth representation of works by Jerry Uelsmann, the innovative experimenter who established the University of Florida as a center for photographic studies. The collection also features numerous other leading artists and educators who have either taught or been a student at UF including Robert Fichter, Todd Walker, William Parker, Evon Streetman, Doug Prince, Bea Nettles, Sergio Vega, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, and others.

The Harn’s collection began with the University Gallery’s acquisition of important works by noted photographers including Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Wynn Bullock and Minor White, but photography has become a collecting focus only in recent years with the 2002-2004 acquisitions of works by diverse influential contemporary artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Cindy Sherman and Alan Sekula. The goal to build on the strengths of these contemporary works and represent key photographers in increased depth has begun to take shape. The Harn recently acquired 75 photographs by Brazilian artist Sebastião Salgado and over 20 works depicting celebrities and nudes by Len Prince in collaboration with Jessie Mann.

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