The Fleeting Glimpse : Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography features 35 photographs from the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, curated by Amy Moorefield, Director, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke and Christine Carr, photographer and assistant professor, Hollins University.

Featuring artists who transform common found occurrences in nature and humanity into unusual encounters and strange juxtapositions, this exhibition is the first major focus on the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ photography collection and marks the first collection sharing project with the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

The exhibition features provocative legends of the camera, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Blythe Bohnen, Judy Dater, Jen Davis, John Divola, Robert Doisneau, Martin Dorbaum, David A. Douglas, Roy DeCarava, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Emmet William Gowin, John N. Heroy, Jr., Richard Kent Hough, Connie Imboden, Alen MacWeeney, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ray Metzker, Joseph Mills, Brian H. Peterson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Garry Winogrand, and Willie Anne Wright.

The Fleeting Glimpse is on view at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University from September 16-December 4, 2010 and then on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition will travel throughout the Commonwealth in 2011.

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