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Leonard McCombe - "America" at the Southampton Cultural Center

Leonard McCombe - "America" in Southampton

NY | Southampton

Date & Time


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 12:00 PM


Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 04:00 PM



25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968


The Southampton Cultural Center in the Hamptons, NY, is delighted to present Leonard McCombe's "America," an exhibition that pays homage to the extraordinary career of the acclaimed British photographer and his indelible contributions to the art of visual storytelling. Running from June 4th to July 16th, the exhibition showcases McCombe's powerful and iconic images that encapsulate the American experience from 1949 through the final issue of LIFE magazine in 1973.

Leonard McCombe (1923-2015) was a true virtuoso behind the lens, wielding his camera to capture the very essence of world history and the American narrative. His 1949 photographs of the American Cowboy and the Navajo Reservation left such an indelible mark that they were immortalized in book form in 1951, solidifying his position as a trailblazer in the realm of photojournalism. Throughout his illustrious career, McCombe chronicled every facet of American life, from the heartland of midwestern towns to the bustling industrial centers, the corridors of political influence, and the vibrant tapestry of immigrant communities in New York. His innate ability to forge connections with his subjects and give voice to their stories through his photographs set him apart as a true luminary in his field.

Leonard McCombe's "America" beckons visitors to embark on a visual odyssey through the annals of history, guided by McCombe's discerning eye and unrivaled storytelling prowess. The exhibition features a meticulously curated selection of his most iconic and influential images, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of ordinary Americans during an era of profound social and cultural transformation. Through his photographs, McCombe not only documented the world around him but also shaped the very fabric of our collective memory and understanding of our shared history. This exhibition is an absolute must-see for anyone who recognizes the power of photography to enlighten, inspire, and transform our perception of the world.


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