Personal Space: On Photography and Being

Some of our most palpable human moments are uniquely contained in photographs. These memory snapshots—from salty sea air crystalizing on one’s skin or the cacophony of children in motion, to the quiet respite of an underwater dive or totalizing anguish of crisis and loss: to live is to encounter the entire emotional spectrum. Personal Space: On Photography and Being presents a selection of photographs from the Norton Museum’s permanent collection, featuring work by Valérie Belin, Larry Clark, Awol Erizku, Donna Ferrato, Eric Fischl, Sarah Jones, Annie Leibovitz, Ryan McGinley, and Jack Pierson, among others. Conceived as a contemporary reflection on themes addressed in Presence: The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder, this exhibition explores what it is to exist in this world.

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art. Support for this exhibition was provided by the Sydelle and Arthur I. Meyer Endowment Fund and the Michael M. Rea Endowment for Special Exhibitions.