For nearly 40 years, Lee Gallery in Winchester,
Massachusetts, has maintained an inventory of photography that spans the
history of the medium. The Art Museum of West Virginia University will host
Owner and Director Michael Lee Wednesday, September 4 for a reception and
conversation about collecting photography.
Lee Gallery emphasizes a number of specific concentrations
including nineteenth-century American, British, and French photographs,
particularly those made during photography’s first three decades, as well as
photographs of the American Civil War and the exploration of the American West.
A second focus is the work of photographers of The Photo-Secession and the
circle of Alfred Stieglitz. Additionally, Lee Gallery maintains an inventory of
work by 20th-century American masters of photography, as well as work by
experimental post-war artists who incorporate photography into their broader