Approximately 75 photos of famous photographers, from Ansel Adams, to Diane Arbus, to Cindy Sherman, to Edward Steichen will fill the museum's Harrison Photography Gallery, as well as contemporary photographers like Dag Alveng and Jan Saudek. Not all of the photos are traditional portraits either; there will even be a few "anti-portraits" featuring identification documents such as passports and driver's licenses.
The MIA brings their exhibit even more solidly into the present with their Facing the Lens group on Flickr. Anyone who is interested is welcome to upload a self-portrait, which will then be featured in the gallery and also on the MIA's website.
"Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers" opens at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts tomorrow at their Third Thursday party from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a sneak peek at the exhibition, take-home DIY crafts, drinks at the cash bar, and live music by Jelloslave. The exhibit runs through August 28.