From the exhibition’s introduction, “In the decades following World War II, an independently minded and critically engaged form of photography began to gather momentum. Its practitioners have combined their skills as artists and reporters, creating extended photographic essays that delve deeply into topics of social concern and present distinct personal visions of the world.
Engaged Observers looks in depth at projects by a selection of the most vital photographers who have contributed to the development of this approach. Passionately committed to their subjects, they have authored evocative bodies of work that are often published extensively as books and transcend the realm of traditional photojournalism.”
The exhibition features the work of, Philip Jones Griffiths, Leonard Freed, W. Eugene and Aileen M. Smith,Susan Meiselas, Mary Ellen Mark, Lauren Greenfield, Larry Towell, Sebastião Salgado and James Nachtwey