The Summer Viewing List

As summer kicks into full swing, most of us will be taking some time off at some point for a few moments of rest and relaxation. In the event your travels take you somewhere exciting for your vacation and you’re looking for your fix of photography, we proudly offer you our unofficial, incomplete and clearly biased Summer Viewing List, detailing many museum exhibits and gallery shows around the world (in no particular order) that we would make a point to see if we found ourselves in the right place at the right time.

Surely, there are plenty more photography shows on view wherever you might go than we’ve chosen for this edited list, and I’m certain we will now receive a flood of additional announcements, tips, and flames for those we have missed or omitted. So we’ll be happy to update the list if something great comes out of the woodwork, but hopefully this collection should give you somewhere to start.

United States

Masterworks of American Photography: Moments in Time @Amon Carter Museum (here), Fort Worth, through January 3

Ways of Seeing: The Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro @Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (here), through September 13

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Photographs @Philadelphia Museum of Art (here), Philadelphia, through August 23

Tom Arndt’s Minnesota @Minneapolis Institute of Arts (here), Minneapolis, through August 23

Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries @Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (here), through November 2

For My Best Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron @Portland Museum of Art (here), through September 7

Photography on Display: Modern Treasures @Art Institute of Chicago (here), through September 13

Form and Movement: Photographs by Philip Trager @National Building Museum (here), Washington D.C., through January 3

Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds @Hirshorn Museum (here), Washington, D.C., through September 13

Jaromir Funke and the Amateur AvantGarde @National Gallery of Art (here), Washington, D.C., through August 9

Concrete Abstractions: A Gift of Photographs by Aaron Siskind from Joe d’Angerio, Nancy Foy and Family @California Museum of Photography (here), Riverside, through August 29

Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans” @SFMOMA (here), San Francisco, through August 23

Richard Avedon, Photographs 1946-2004 @SFMOMA (here), San Francisco, through November 29

Nicholas Nixon, Self & City @Fraenkel Gallery (here), San Francisco, through August 15

Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance @Getty Center (here), Los Angeles, through August 8

Vera Lutter @Gagosian Gallery (here), Beverly Hills, through September 12

Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow @Santa Barbara Museum of Art (here), through August 16

At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer @Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (here), Scottsdale, through August 9

Richard Misrach: On the Beach @High Museum of Art (here), Atlanta, through August 23


Happy Birthday Bauhaus!/Umbo 1952 @Galerie Kicken Berlin (here), through December 19

Nude Visions: 150 Years of Body Images in Photography @Stadtmuseum Munich (here), through September 13

Women @Galerie Priska Pasquer (here), Cologne, through September 1

Hans van der Meer, Work & Play @Nederlands Fotomuseum (here), Rotterdam, through August 23

Guy Tillim, Avenue Patrice Lumumba @FOAM (here), Amsterdam, through August 30

Regeneration – 50 Photographers of Tomorrow @PREUS Museum (here), Horten, through August 30

Parrworld: The Collection of Martin Parr @Jeu De Paume (here), Paris, through September 27

Edward Burtynsky, Australian Minescapes @Australian Centre for Photography (here), Sydney, through August 22

Walid Raad, The Atlas Group (1989-2004) @Museum Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (here), Madrid, through August 31

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