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Past Exhibition

  • Weegee, Showgirl reading Apes, Men and Morons, ca. 1939. © Weegee/International Center of Photography.
  • Roman Vishniac, Mara Poses in Front of a Device for Measuring the Difference in Size Between Aryan and Non-Aryan Skulls, Berlin, 1933. Collection of the International Center of Photography.

Imaging the Future 1: Perfecting Mankind: Eugenics and Photography

JANUARY 11–MARCH 18, 2001

This exhibition looks at the beginning of eugenics, the disciplines that influenced it, and the role that photography played in illustrating its ideas, concentrating on the United States in the 1920s and '30s and on Germany during the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), before Adolf Hitler came to power. First in series of ICP exhibitions over 3 years, entitled "Imagining the Future: The Intersection of Science and Photography