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15 Minutes: Exposing Dimensions of Fame

Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University


Beginning with Meiji-era photographs and 19th-century cartes de visite, photographs have distilled and conserved identity, serving as placeholders for people, places, eras, and cultures. Photographs can present fashioned narratives of the self as well as produce reductive interpretations of entire cultures and countries. ’15 Minutes’ traces the history of photograph as a media that functions as substitutes for memories, experiences, and individuals, allowing viewers closeness to something otherwise unfamiliar. Read more.

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