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Malcolmson Collection

The Malcolmson Collection spans the history of photography from the 1840s, with works by inventor William Fox Talbot, to the 2000s, with works by contemporary artists Scott McFarland and Ian Wallace, among others, and includes representative photographs from each of the significant periods and styles of the history of the medium. The collection highlights photographers known for creating a unique photographic visual language, including Eugène Atget, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Aleksandr Rodchenko, John Vanderpant and Edward Weston.

Our decision to collect historic photography was driven by an intuitive sense that there were works...whose aesthetic value and accomplishment were unrecognized. Collecting in this area has been an amazing and remarkable voyage of discovery.”

— Harry and Ann Malcolmson

This web resource currently features 180 works from the collection. More will be added in the coming months. A number of works from the collection were on view at the AGO from May 1 – September 14, 2014. Click here for the exhibition archive.

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