In Mid-Sentence

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.


In this exhibition a series of photographs depict moments of public and private communication, from John F. Kennedy’s speech at the 1960 Democratic Convention to an animated conversation between Frank O’Hara, Elaine de Kooning and Franz Kline. The display explores both how photos can broaden the historical context of these moments of communication, and also how this silent medium can evoke the intimacies of human speech. Find out more from the National Portrait Gallery’s website. 

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John F. Kennedy (1960; printed 1983), Garry Winogrand.

John F. Kennedy (1960; printed 1983), Garry Winogrand. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand

Elaine de Kooning, Frank O'Hara and Franz Kline (1957), Arthur Swoger.

Elaine de Kooning, Frank O’Hara and Franz Kline (1957), Arthur Swoger. © Estate of Arthur Swoger

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963), Robert Adelman. © Robert Adelman Estate

Juan González (1982; printed later), Frank Espada. © Estate of Frank Espada

Angela Davis (1969), Stephen Shames.

Angela Davis (1969), Stephen Shames. © 1969 Stephen Shames

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