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RETROSPECTIVE: Philip Trager '56, presents his series, "A Retrospective" inside the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the the Davison Art Center through May 28. He spoke at a reception May 5 about his work and career.

Students examine Trager's work during the reception. More than 160 published and unpublished photographs dating from the 1960s up to the present are on display.
Trager, who was born in Connecticut in 1935, has photographed New England architecture and nature, Palladian villas, dance subjects, scenes from Paris, New York and even Wesleyan's campus. Trager's photographs are held in major collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. The Library of Congress recently accepted a comprehensive archive of his photographs and will present a retrospective exhibition in 2008.
Midge Bennet and Trager speak about photography during his reception. Trager's recently published book Faces (2005) focuses intently on the performers, revealing dramatic psychological portraits.
The traveling exhibition is curated by Clare Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center, and it is organized by the Davison Art Center in conjunction with the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. The exhibit is open at Wesleyan noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)