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The Target Collection of American Photography

The Target Collection contains significant images by artists whose works are considered the basis of the tradition of American photography, including Imogen Cunningham, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Paul Outerbridge, Herb Ritts, Joel Sternfeld, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, James Van Der Zee, Catherine Wagner, William Wegman, and Edward Weston. Begun with a visionary corporate gift in 1976, the Target Collection of American Photography has grown to comprise more than 22,000 works of art. In addition to documenting seminal moments in American history, the collection demonstrates a variety of approaches to the medium by artists whose perspectives have affected contemporary photographic practices.

 
ROBERT FRANK
Trolley, New Orleans, from the series "The Americans"
Gelatin silver print
1955
PAUL OUTERBRIDGE
Advertisement for the George P. Ide Company
Platinum print
1922
ESTHER PARADA
Past Recovery
100 gelatin silver prints with toning
1979
Frederick Sommer
Arizona Landscape
Gelatin silver print
1945
Catherine Wagner
South Main Baptist Church, Children's Sunday School, Houston, Texas
Gelatin silver print
1985