What's new at the Smithsonian in June
- By Paul Bisceglio
- Smithsonian magazine, June 2013
June 28, 2013 to January 5, 2014
“I am an American,” Alfred Stieglitz declared in 1921. “Photography is my passion. The search for Truth is my obsession.” Americans had been taking pictures to document people and places since the 1840s; he was trying to convince them that photography was also an art. Ultimately, they were convinced. “A Democracy of Images,” at the American Art Museum, traces this evolution in photography through more than 100 images (Robert Disraeli’s Cold Day on Cherry Street, 1932), ranging from the 19th century into the 21st.