Photography Affinity Group

Begun in 1973, Mia’s collection spans the history of photography from the 1840s to the present. Representing more than 800 photographers and 11,500 works of art, the collection consists primarily of 20th-century American work, with particular depth in documentary, photojournalism, and pictorialism.

Mia is now expanding its holdings of historic avant-garde experiments as well as contemporary photography and new media from all countries. Notable additions include photographs by the Ukrainian artist Boris Mikhailov and a video by American Doug Aitken that poignantly comments on mankind’s encroachment on natural habitats.
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