This past weekend I had the fortune to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum. Architecturally, the museum is amazing and their collection is rock solid. If you're in the area you must check it out. I was lucky to be there to see the Unmasked & Anonymous exhibit.
Wisconsin photographers John Shimon & Julie Lindemann make use of antique cameras, modern lens technology, artificial light, and contemporary pop culture to create portraits of the people in their native state. This exhibition juxtaposes 43 of their original photographs and a multimedia installation with 54 portraits from the Museum’s Collection (including daguerreotype portraits, as well as photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Larry Clark, among others) to present new perspectives on one of the oldest artistic genres—portraiture.
My favorite photo in the collection, and one that was receiving lots of attention from everyone there was Sally Mann's "Candy Cigarette."
© Sally Mann
The exhibit runs through November 30 and is well worth checking out. If you can't make it, check out the online gallery.