The evolution of photography has been inextricably bound up with the field of astronomy. Since photography’s earliest days, it has been used as a tool to advance astronomical observation and thought, yielding some of the most curious and compelling images in the medium’s history. Featuring works by a diversity of makers ranging from pioneering scientists to artists and amateurs, this exhibition surveys mankind’s ongoing efforts to chart and understand an expanding universe.
From our collection
Embracing Newlyweds, Edwardsville, Illinois
Charles Harbutt Archive/ Gift of Damian Harbutt
Lola Alvarez Bravo Archive
© 1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation CCP Rights & Reproductions
Marcos Pablo Jeronimo, 57 Years Old, Bagmaker and Carpenter
© 1991 Hans Namuth Estate, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona