Visions of a Nation: Images of Mexico by Mexican and American Photographers

December 13, 1994–March 5, 1995

This exhibition explored the role of photography in defining a national identity for Mexican artists, the images American photographers created as foreigners, and the differing artistic and cultural visions the two groups expressed through their work.

Organized from the Smart Museum's photography collection as well as selected loans from the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Visions of a Nation included work by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Alan Cohen, Danny Lyon, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, and Mariana Yampolsky.