Photography Exhibit: Recollection 2010: Works from the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

 July 10 - September 12, 2010

The Central Library, Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

Recollection 2010 is a selection of more than 60 works from the 600-print collection of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Collectively the exhibition presents a remarkable 20th century survey of people and places. Most works in the show are vintage gelatin silver prints.

Artists include:

  • Andre Kertesz
  • Edward R. Miller
  • Jerry Uelsmann
  • Walter Chappell
  • Betty Hahn
  • Judy Dater
  • Ansel Adams
  • Ken Heyman
  • Neil Armstrong
  • R. Skip Kohloff
  • Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff

The show includes many internationally renowned photographers. A featured series of works by photographer Ken Heyman, who was a student of the distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead and later a member of the Magnum photo agency, depicts people – some famous, some unknown - in a range of situations and places. Several post-WWII documentary photographs from Latin America and Europe by Edward R. Miller can be seen, complimented by a large selection of masterworks by distinguished photographers such as Andre Kertecz, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Judy Dater, and Philipe Halsman.

Works range from landscapes to celebrity portraits, cityscapes to photojournalism, still lifes to constructed imagery. Regional photographers include R. Skip Kohloff and Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff, who together directed CPAC for many years. Rounding off this remarkable collection is a very rare “off-world” photograph taken on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong. 

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer run organization dedicated to the promotion of photography as a fine art. Founded in Denver in 1963, the Center was the first venue in the region to foster the art of photography and continues to be a vital force through its ongoing exhibition programming and related activities. 

A center without walls since 2006, CPAC continues to offer exhibits and presentations by nationally known photographers as well as works by local artists. CPAC is funded by annual membership dues, donations, and since 1989, a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities.

More information about CPAC can be found at:

Image credits in order of appearance:

Edward Miller, “Four Girls in a Train Window,” 1956, Gelatin silver print, 10 x 13” CPAC Collection

Andre Kertesz, “Rooster,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, 15 x 16” CPAC Collection, Gift of Gene Lang

Ken Heyman, Untitled (Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra), 1963, Gelatin silver print, 13 x 16” CPAC Collection
R. Skip Kohloff, Untitled, from “Gardens of the Fleeting Moment,” 2002, Quadtone print/artist’s paper, 8 x 8” CPAC Collection, Gift of the artist
Written by lauriekm on August 23, 2010


Anon on July 20, 2010


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Anonymous on July 20, 2010


Remarkable! And so is the exhibit on 5.... Roger Whitacre. See them both!

MelC on August 23, 2010


This is a lovely exhibit. Check it out before it's gone!

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