Energy to Spare: '50s Photographs by Grace Robertson


Saturday, August 11, 2018


10:00 am


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Landing Gallery

Energy to Spare: '50s Photographs by Grace Robertson
Through August 26
Landing Gallery

On view in the Hoene Hoy Photography Gallery is an exhibition of twelve black-and-white, gelatin silver prints by the pioneering photographer Grace Robertson (British, b. 1930). Robertson began her career at a time when photojournalism was considered an exclusively male discipline. She went on to create delightful portraits of ordinary people for such publications as Picture Post, Illustrated, Everybody’s, and later Life magazine. Her images from the 1950s, now classics of photojournalism, captured the spirit of British society as it returned to the activities of normal life in the post-war era, from museum or pub outings to relaxing in Wimbledon Common. All of the works on view were generously donated in 2017 by Michael and Joyce Axelrod (Joyce Jacobson, Vassar class of 1961).

Margaret Vetare

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center