Photos From the Vault

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If you've ever sifted through snapshots -- or struggled to organize your digital pictures-- you have some sense for what Eric Paddock has been up to. Paddock was hired on in 2008 as the Denver Art Museum's first-ever curator of photography. Since then, he's been sorting t hrough the museum's 7,000 photographs, one by one. And he's chosen a few dozen -- from wide-open Western landscapes to Los Angeles street scenes -- for an exhibition that runs through October 31st. Sarah Hughes spoke to Paddock about the show... called "Exposure: Photos From the Vault."

First aired April 30, 2010

Photo credits:
Harold Edgerton, Milkdrop Coronet, 1957. Denver Art Museum; gift of Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation. Copyright The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation.

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1969. Black and white photograph. Denver Art Museum; gift of Mr. William Berley. Copyright, 1984. The estate of Garry Winogrand; courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Frank Jay Haynes, Cinnabar Mountain, Devils Slide, 1885. Denver Art Museum; The Daneil Wolf Landscape Photography Collection.