Black and white cityscape of the New York skyline with fog in the foreground. Black and white cityscape of the New York skyline with fog in the foreground.

Near & Far: Six Photography Portfolios from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

January 23 – April 5, 2023


Photographers Tom Baril, Andreas Feininger, Larry Fink, Mary Ellen Mark, Edward Steichen, and Andy Warhol from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections offer nuanced views of social class, power, desire, and beauty. Mark’s intimate American portraits make strangers feel familiar. Fink’s candid shots of socialites oscillate between satire and seduction. Warhol’s close-up Polaroids of celebrities and photos of empty New York City streets contrast with Feininger’s towering telephoto images of New York from a distance. And Steichen’s pictorialist sensitivity continues to resonate in Baril’s tactile botanical studies and cityscapes.

Support for the University Art Museum Spring 2023 exhibitions and programs is provided by Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the University at Albany Alumni Association, and the University Auxiliary Services at Albany.

Image credit: Andreas Feininger, Lower Manhattan from Vintage New York: Andreas Feininger (detail), 1941, gelatin silver print, 25 x 35 inches, Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation, Gift of Marvin and Carol Brown


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