Re-Collection: Works from the collection of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Denver Public Library - Central Branch

July 10 - September 12, 2010

  • Opening reception: Saturday, July 10 from 1-4pm
  • Artists include: Andre Kertesz, Edward R. Miller, Jerry Uelsmann, Walter Chappell, Betty Hahn, Judy Dater, Ansel Adams, Ken Heyman, Neil Armstrong, R. Skip Kohloff, Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff
R. Skip Kohloff, Untitled, from “Gardens of the Fleeting Moment,” 2002 Quadtone print/artist’s paper
8" x 8” CPAC Collection. Gift of the artist

(from the press release)

Re-Collection is a selection of more than 60 works from the 600-print collection of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Collectively the exhibition presents a remarkable 20th century survey of people and places. Most works in the show are vintage gelatin silver prints.

The show includes many internationally renowned photographers. A featured series of works by photographer Ken Heyman, who was a student of the distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead and later a member of the Magnum photo agency, depicts people – some famous, some unknown - in a range of situations and places. Several post-WWII documentary photographs from Latin America and Europe by Edward R. Miller can be seen, complimented by a large selection of masterworks by distinguished photographers such as Andre Kertecz, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Judy Dater, and Philipe Halsman.

Works range from landscapes to celebrity portraits, cityscapes to photojournalism, still-lifes to constructed imagery. Regional photographers include R. Skip Kohloff and Lisbeth Neergaard Kohloff, who together directed CPAC for many years. Rounding off this remarkable collection is a very rare “off-world” photograph taken on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer run organization dedicated to the promotion of photography as a fine art. Founded in Denver in 1963, the Center was the first venue in the region to foster the art of photography and continues to be a vital force through its ongoing exhibition programming and related activities.

A center without walls since 2006, CPAC continues to offer exhibits and presentations by nationally-known photographers as well as works by local artists. CPAC is funded by annual membership dues, donations, and since 1989, a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities. More information about CPAC can be found at:

Denver Public Library
Central Branch

10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204