Collection Artwork
Eve Fowler (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1964)
Untitled [from Hustlers]
Kodak Professional paper
paper size: 14 x 11 in.
image size: 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.
Promised gift of Jack Shear
Signed, paper verso, lower left: Eve M Fowler
Editioned and dated, paper verso, lower right: 5/10 1997

Object Label

Beginning in 1993, Eve Fowler photographed male prostitutes—whom she met on the street and often spent time getting to know—in the style of school portraits. Of the series, she has said, “I don’t think you can become more familiar with someone through a photograph…a photograph of a person generally has more to do with the person who’s taking it than the person who’s in it.” What can and can’t we learn through this image?

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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