CELEBRATING 100 YEARS: CENTENNIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
BRICKS AND MORTALS - THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT
A Photographic Retrospective of Doylestown Hospital
Celebrating A Century of Caring for Our Community
In 1998, Doylestown Hospital and the Michener Art Museum celebrated the hospital’s 75th anniversary by commissioning renowned photographer Ed Eckstein to document the “essence of the healing environment.”
With full access to hospital areas, Eckstein shot more than 4,000 images. Of those, 39 were selected for an exhibition entitled “Healing Images, Healing Arts: 75 Years of Care at Doylestown Hospital,” first exhibited at the Michener Museum in 1998. Additional photographs were taken in 2005 and displayed at Doylestown Hospital. In 2008, the images were published in a companion book, “Bricks and Mortals: A Hospital Observed.” Now, in 2023, the compelling photographs in this retrospective exhibit honor the 100th anniversary of the hospital’s founding by the Village Improvement Association and include a curated selection of never-before-seen images from Eckstein’s original commission.
About the Photographer
Ed Eckstein started his career in the 1960s, documenting the social upheavals of the era. He continues to photograph on a worldwide basis for a number of clients in the editorial, corporate, and advertising sectors. He calls his brand of imagery “non-fiction photography.” Eckstein’s images are powerful, unmanipulated, and distilled from visual encounters with humanity and place. Learn more: edeckstein.com
“Day after day, I found the smallest, most routine moments to be the most moving.”
Bricks & Mortals Centennial Exhibit Recap
To view a recap of the opening reception, which includes an interview with Ed Eckstein, click here.
SIGNED, LIMITED-EDITION BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Please use the form below to purchase a copy of “Bricks & Mortals: A Hospital Observed,” a limited-edition book, signed by the photographer, Ed Eckstein. An exclusive Centennial exhibit publication, “Time Frames: Sequences in Healthcare,” is also available.
A member of the Advancement Team will contact you regarding delivery. If you are having trouble viewing the registration form below, or you would like more information, please email email@example.com, or call 215-345-2124.