Off Guard

Street Photography from the Permanent Collection

March 4 – May 22, 2011
Blank One Gallery

Off Guard highlights images of street photography of the 20th century generously donated to the Art Center by Jeff Perry. Street photography concentrates on ordinary people caught in candid yet decisive moments, and provides a compelling visual record of contemporary social life in the United States. Artists include Harry Callahan, Larry Fink, and Gary Winogrand.

Off Guard is organized by Gilbert Vicario, senior curator.

Larry Fink (American, born 1941)
Studio 54, New York City, May 1977, printed 1983
Silver gelatin print, 16 x 20 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanet Collections
Gift of Jeff Perry in honor of Myron and Jacqueline Blank, 2009.112

entirely unexpected