Social photography exhibition features deCordova’s recent gift of Andy Warhol Polaroids

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum presents The Social Medium, an exhibition that examines the history of social photography. On view from October 31, 2014–April 19, 2015, The Social Medium features work from the mid-twentieth century to the present that encompasses multiple photographic genres including social documentary, street, celebrity, and portrait photography. Presented at a time when the compulsion to digitally document and share human activity has increased exponentially, the exhibition features works from deCordova’s permanent collection that prefigure and inform current trends in social photography, as well as recent work by contemporary artists. The Social Medium was largely inspired by a recent gift of one of Andy Warhol’s Little Red Books, which contains a set of color Polaroids. Little Red Book 128 was donated to deCordova by The Andy

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