International Museum of Photography Exhibition Posters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Poster for exhibition, featuring the photograph 'Roadside stand near Birmingham, Alabama' 1936 by Walker Evens. Image of a road side shop in Alabama. The shop is covered with advertisements for fish and watermelons are placed outside the shop. The image is a black and white photograph.

Poster for exhibition, featuring the photograph Pittsburgh Grease plant' March 1944 by Gordon Parks. Image of man working in a grease plant. The image is black and white photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

Posters for two different exhibitions held at the International Museum of Photography, New York.

One exhibition was dedicated to the work of Walker Evens. Evens was an American photographer, known for his photographs of America during the great depression.

The second poster was for the 'Blacks in America; A Photographic Record' exhibition. This exhibition was based on Robert A. Mayer's book, Blacks in America; A Photographic Record . Mayer was a director of the George Eastman Museum and the President of the Museum Association of New York. Images were taken by Gordon Parks, American photographer who was known for his photographic essays in Life Magazine .

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

Most likely obtained by the university for teaching purposes.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Items are in good condition, although care needs to be taken due to the size of the poster.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be coped for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

Geographical Names