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Painting with LightPhotography at the Freer|Sackler

Published by GILES in association with Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 210 pages, 210 x 152 mm (5 ⅞ x 8 ¼ in)

Illustrations — 200 colour

Format — Paperback

Price — UK£12.00 / US$19.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-65-6

About the Book

Located in Washington, DC, the Freer|Sackler is the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art—the place on the National Mall where Asia meets America. Painting with Light is one of a series of guides to the collection areas represented by the Freer|Sackler, which include American, Chinese, Indian, Islamic World, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian artworks. Collectively, the guidebook series seeks to broaden readers’ appreciation of both cultural differences and aesthetic commonalities and to celebrate traditional and contemporary art movements in Asia.

Painting with Light features photography from the museum’s collections, revealing how the medium has shaped views of Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Included are portraits of the notable and the anonymous, urban and rural landscape views, posed studio images and candid shots, and photos documenting research in the field. 

About the Author(s)

David Hogge has served as head of the Freer|Sackler Archives since 2001, guiding the department through its transition into the digital age. In particular, Hogge is working to give due visibility to the Archives’ important collections of early photography of Asia. He received a master’s degree in art history, with an Asian art emphasis, from the University of Washington in 1993.
Carol Huh, associate curator of contemporary Asian art, became the Freer|Sackler’s first curator of contemporary art in 2007. Through exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs, Huh focuses on current social change and artistic production related to Asia. Recent projects have included such exhibitions as Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater, the museum’s ongoing Perspectives series (featuring works by Y.Z. Kami, Hale Tenger, Hai Bo, Rina Bannerjee, and Michael Joo, among others), and Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall (Vancouver Art Gallery), for which Huh was the in-house curator. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgetown University