Photography and the City

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1968

The Eames Office designed Photography & the City: The Evolution of an Art and a Science for the Arts and Industries building of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.  

The exhibition explored photography’s impact on our view of urban spaces through a broad range of themes, including architecture and planning, photojournalism, and mapmaking.  

The exhibition featured images of urban scenes by influential photographers including: Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Émile Zola, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, and Berenice Abbott.

The images that the Eames Office printed and prepared for the exhibition were selected from the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and numerous other prestigious collections.

Photography and The City Exhibition Installation Photos

  • Photograph of Eames Office Model

    1968
  • Balloon used in Eames exhibition

    1968
  • Balloon in the Smithsonian Rotunda

    1968
  • School class visits Eames exhibition

    1968