LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography
Ever since it was published more than 150 years ago, Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, has been revered and adored for its portrait of American life, its depiction of growing from adolescence into maturity, its exploration of the bonds among the siblings at the heart of the story, and its groundbreaking implication that the lives of girls and women are rich, complex, and powerful. Now, this special edition chronicles the long and nuanced history of the novel and celebrates the remarkable spirit of Alcott herself, a woman whose radical approach to life and equality was years ahead of her time.
Explore her biography and the “rebellious spirit” that pervades the book. Consider the story’s many adaptations that have kept her legacy at the heart of popular culture over the years, including Katharine Hepburn in 1933 and the new movie directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan. Let this special edition help you celebrate one of the most important novels in American literature.
Six Women Photographers
November 28, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Atlas Gallery is pleased to present LIFE, an exhibition of photographs commemorating the golden age of the first American all-photographic magazine … The exhibition will showcase the work of stellar names associated with the magazine, such as Andreas Feininger, Joe Rosenthal, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, John Dominis, John Loengard, Nina Leen and J.R. Eyerman, whose professional engagement in the events of the 20th century led to an epic form of photojournalism that captured both momentous and intimate moments with unparalleled perception.