The upcoming exhibition at the GHI, “Visions of Beauty. Arnold Genthe and the Art of Photography,” was featured in a Washington Post article by Raymond Lane on February 7, 2014. The exhibition is curated by Marina Kaneti, currently a PhD candidate in Politics at the New School for Social Research, New York. The idea for the exhibition originated in a biographical article on Arnold Genthe that she wrote for the GHI online project “Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present.”
Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) became one of the most sought-after portrait photographers on the West Coast at the turn of the century. His award-winning photos of U.S. industrialists, celebrities and performers, and even U.S. presidents brought domestic and international recognition. He also is well-known for his pioneering work on dance, his photographs of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and his early images of the pre-1906 San Francisco Chinatown.
The exhibition will open on February 13 and run through the end of April during GHI opening hours. For more information on the opening event, please click here.