Saint Louis Art Museum presents An Orchestrated Vision: The Theatre of Contemporary Photography


SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the February 19, 2012 opening of An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography, a compelling survey of contemporary photographers, many presented in St. Louis for the first time. Seen together, the works reveal the remarkable potential of the photographic medium in contemporary artistic practice. In 43 works from an international group of 36 artists, The Theater of Contemporary Photography encompasses a broad scope of perspectives and styles with an emphasis on the artists’ complex scene setting and directing from behind the camera rather than on capturing or mirroring the world in front of it. The artists’ work purposefully blurs the lines between fact and fiction, calling the viewer to closely inspect the