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The Manfred Heiting Collection

Amsterdam-based collector Manfred Heiting set out to obtain the finest examples available of every major photographer's work. Over a period of 30 years, he amassed an encyclopedic collection of approximately 4,000 images, one of the top collections in the world. The MFAH acquired the holdings in 2002 and 2004, providing the public with an unparalleled visual record of the people, places, and events that have defined the Western world since the invention of photography. Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Heinrich Kühn, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston are just a few of the famous figures whose work is included.

 
Eugène Atget
Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève
Albumen print
1924
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Cardinal Pacelli, Montmartre, Paris
Gelatin silver print
1938
Ansel Adams
Cottonwood Trunks, Yosemite Valley, California
Gelatin silver print
1932
Heinrich Kühn
A Summer Day
Gum bichromate print
1898
Heinrich Kühn
Carafe and Flowers
Bromoil print
c. 1913
GUSTAVE LE GRAY
Tree, Forest of Fontainebleau
Albumenized salted paper print
1856
Alexandre Dumas, père
Salted paper print
1855
JOE ROSENTHAL
Old Glory Goes Up on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima
Gelatin silver print
1945
EDWARD WESTON
Armco Steel
Palladium print with toning
1922
Rudolf Bonvie
Piktogramm 2
Gelatin silver print
1984