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Night photo of Baltimore
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Visions of Night

Baltimore Nocturnes–Open through March 2023

Artists have been creating visions of nighttime for centuries. Photographers have long attempted to capture images at night, but truly successful attempts did not come to fruition or common practice until the 1930s, when technology caught up with artistic vision. Visions of Night showcases photographs taken at night in the city from the collections of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, as well as contemporary photography, including the work of Sydney J. Allen, J.M. Giordano, John Clark Mayden, Webster Phillips III, and others.

This exhibition is funded by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org.

Night photograph of a person with four dogs from the series “Unidentified People, by Richard Childress, c.1960s-1970s. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Richard Childress Photograph Collection, PP177.1985

Inset image: Night Photo, Baltimore, Maryland, by Robert Kniesche, 1950. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Robert Kniesche Photograph Collection, PP79

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