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Photography is one of the fastest growing areas of the museum’s collection, with works from the 1830s to today, primarily by American and European photographers. These include photographs by Hill and Adamson, Peter Henry Emerson, Berenice Abbott, Ilse Bing, Robert Capa, Aaron Siskind, Mike Disfarmer, Harry Callahan, William Eggleston, Carrie Mae Weems, Vik Muniz, Shirin Neshat, Rineke Dijkstra, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Zanele Muholi, and series by Ed Ruscha, Paul McCarthy, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and Robin Rhode, among others.

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University owns more than 10,000 works of art. As part of its mission, the Nasher Museum created this online database to make its collections accessible to a wide audience. This is an ongoing project, so please check back periodically to browse new entries. Some data may change as a result of ongoing research.