Oaktree in Snowstorm
Carol Beesley Hennagin Collection
Composed of more than 100 images altogether, more than a dozen pieces have been selected for display. Although many prominent photographers are featured in the exhibition, including Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, Laura Gilpin and Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Beesley collection also is proof that great photographs can be found everywhere.
Among the portraits in the collection are such iconic images as Laura Gilpin’s portrait of painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the striking image of Mother Teresa by Mary Ellen Mark.
Beginning with her days as a graduate student at UCLA, where she studied with the late Robert Heinecken in the early 1970s, and continuing with her turn to serious collecting in the 1980s, she has zealously pursued her love of photography.
Whether painting, instructing or collecting, Beesley’s appreciation for art is reflected in the photographs she now shares with generations to come through the gift of her collection.