W.M. HUNT: The Unseen Eye Looks at Portland


Collector W.M. Hunt will be in Portland to present a special performance of his monologue “The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions …” This free event is presented in partnership with the Museum’s Photography Council.

“A Life …” is a monologue with projections and video, a rumination on Hunt’s many years of collecting and a life in photographs. Hunt began collecting during his early years as an actor. He has been a fundraiser (Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund), a dealer (Ricco/Maresca Gallery and his own Hasted Hunt), as well as a writer and teacher (ICP and School of Visual Arts).

"The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and other digressions "
Special performance by W.M. Hunt
Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM, Miller Room,
Portland Art Museum. Free admission

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The Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
"The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection"
September 6 - September 30

Collector and curator W.M. Hunt will be in attendance, and Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books will be at Blue Sky with copies of Hunt's book "The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious" (Aperture) available for purchase that evening. Free admission.

Imogen Cunningham, Veiled Woman, 1910/1975
from The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious
by W.M. Hunt (Aperture, 2011)

...W.M. Hunt began collecting over forty years ago with his first acquisition, Veiled Woman, by Imogen Cunningham. Hunt...was profiled in the BBC series, appropriately titled in his case, The Genius of Photography...read more here

1 comment:

PJ said...

I wouldn't give up the Penn either (from the interview).