Massimo Vitali

The Deep Element: Photography at the Beach

9 June - 14 October 2012


Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20006


This exhibition brings together photographs of the beach from the late 19th century through the present day, revealing the many ways that artists have explored and been inspired by this rich subject. Drawn primarily from the Gallery’s collection and grouped around common themes—such as seascape, abstraction, and beach culture—The Deep Element features works by Harry Callahan, Massimo Vitali, Nicholas Nixon, Aaron Siskind, and Garry Winogrand, among others.