Art Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery - THE PERVASIVE VIEW: Vintage Prints
from the National Geographic Image Collection

TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ -

    Exhibition:     May 1 - June 5, 2010
    Opening:        Saturday, May 1st, 2-5pm
    Guided Tour:    Saturday, May 1st, 2:30pm. By Julia Andrews, Arts
                    Development Specialist, National Geographic Image

This is the first international exhibition and sale of vintage prints from the Image Collection at the National Geographic Society. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 unique vintage black and white prints representing the earliest days of the Society (founded in 1888) through the 1940s. Many of these images have never been published or seen outside the National Geographic Image Collection archive, housed in Washington D.C

The bodies of work presented are diverse. The Alexander Graham Bell Collection is a group of photographs by Bell and his assistants of their flight experiments utilizing tetrahedral structures, 1907-09. Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden's portrayals of the classicized youth of Sicily were featured in the December 1909 issue of National Geographic. An integral part of Captain Robert Scott's mission, Herbert Ponting utilized a large 8 x 10 inch negative camera to document the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, 1910 -13. Using an ingenious trip wire and powdered magnesium, George Shiras III made the earliest images of wildlife by flash, beginning in the 1890s. The publication of these images in 1906 helped spawn the creation of North America's first national parks. Colorful botanist Joseph Rock always traveled with rugs and library as he led National Geographic research expeditions into China, sending tales and hundreds of exotic images to the magazine in the 1920s and 30s. Captain Frank Hurley and A. B. Lewis documented the dress and undress of the natives of Papua New Guinea in the 1920s. Geologist Willis Lee photographed the magnificent domes and caves of the desolate Carlsbad Caverns in 1924.

    Panel Discussion: THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    Sunday, May 16th, 1:30-2:30pm, Royal Ontario Museum, Level 1B, Signy and
    Cléophée Eaton Theatre


    Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

    -   David Griffin, Director of Photography, National Geographic magazine,
        Washington, DC
    -   Vid Ingelevics, curator, photographer and Associate Professor, Image
        Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto
    -   Christopher Wahl, photographer

    Tickets: 416-586-5797,

SOURCE Stephen Bulger Gallery

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