Genres of photography

Genres of Photography

February 5–March 28, 2021

An investigation of the history of photography reveals how the endless possibilities of its artistic expression have been intertwined with cultural factors. This exhibition will explore such genres as portraiture, landscape, and social documentary, as well as fine art aesthetics in the making of a photograph from its earliest days. With works from the Lebanon Valley College Fine Art Collection, this exhibition will explore the nature of photography and its creative appeal.

We thank the many Lebanon Valley College students whose research has contributed to the label text. This team effort includes past work by Gallery interns, students in Museum Studies ART 370, and students in The Photograph ART 260.

For events and digital content in conjunction with this exhibition, see the Gallery website: www.lvc.edu/gallery


The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also provided by Suzanne and Ron Schrotberger, Dr. Stefan Kruszewski and family, the McCormick Family Foundation, Lebanon Valley College, and contributing members of the Friends of the Gallery.

Left image: Charles “Teenie” Harris (American, 1908–1998), Teenie Harris with camera (crop), ca. 1940, silver print, 6 ¾ x 4 ½ inches, Lebanon Valley College Fine Art Collection, gift of Richard and Pauline Charles, 2019.1.3.

Explore the Exhibit

Installation image of Genres of Photography; front photography collage by Katie Dudding '21, a senior self-designed major and fall 2020 Gallery intern