Photography retrospective at the Bruce Museum

The photo of Graham Jackson by Ed Clark will be a part of the exhibit. Embodying the grief of a nation, Mr. Jackson sorrowfully plays Goin’ Home after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. —Ed Clark courtesy of Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation

The photo of Graham Jackson by Ed Clark will be a part of the exhibit. Embodying the grief of a nation, Mr. Jackson sorrowfully plays Goin’ Home after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945.
—Ed Clark courtesy of Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation

Follow the career of a legendary news photographer, Ed Clark, at an exhibition at the Bruce Museum set to open Saturday, Feb. 1, featuring some of his defining work.

From the pageantry of politics to the rhythms of small town life, from glamorous movie stars to the working class, the exhibit, entitled, Ed Clark: American Photojournalist, is designed to capture the Golden Age of print media. More than 40 photographs from the Ed Clark Collection will be on display.

“Ed Clark covered the personalities and events that shaped an era,” notes photo-historian and exhibition guest curator Paul Roth. “Clark was known for the telling details and emotional drama of his imagery. He brought an everyman’s sensibility to a wide range of subjects, making definitive images of both daily life and events of global importance.”

Mr. Clark began his legacy at Life Magazine when he first sold the publication one of his pictures in 1942.

By the end of his tenure, he had contributed some of the most iconic and best-loved photographs ever to be reproduced in the magazine.

According to the museum, his work continues to resonate with new generations of students and scholars and he is widely considered one of the pioneers of photojournalism.

The exhibition is underwritten by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, and will be on display from Feb. 1 to June 1.

Generous support for the exhibition was provided to the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation by Brown Brothers Harriman.

For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit Brucemuseum.org.

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