The exhibition features 48 photographs by some of the most influential photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, both from the museum’s permanent collection and from New York-based art critic Phyllis Tuchman. Tuchman’s collection includes photography by Richard Billingham (British, b. 1970), who was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2001; Wolfgang Tillmans (German, b. 1968), who is known for his investigation of the abstract found in an ordinary day; Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954), one of the most famous contemporary photographers today; and Justine Kurland (American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1969), a young member of what Tuchman describes as the Yale School. Also included is Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949), whose current show, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life is currently on an international tour. Gregory Crewdson (American, b. 1962) is represented in this exhibition following WCMA’s 2006-2007 exhibition Drawing on Hopper: Gregory Crewdson/Edward Hopper, which ended in April 2007. Additionally, this exhibition features renowned camp photographer Yasumasa Morimura (Japanese, b. 1951), as well as historically important photographers such as Eugene Atget (French, 1857-1927) and Hans Namuth (German American, 1915-1990).