Now Is the Time to Read Photography Books
On the occasion of National Photography Month, a curator looks back at some of MoMA’s classic photo publications.
May 27, 2020
Hugo van Werden. Friedrich Krupp Cast Steel Works, Essen. 1872–73.
At the wheel of my parents’ station wagon, we sang along to The Sound of Music while transporting these priceless masterworks from MoMA’s collection.
Helen Levitt. Harlem. 1939.
In those early years, I had the pleasure of working closely with Peter Galassi on Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective, and with Susan Kismaric on Pictures of the Times: A Century of Photography from The New York Times and small monographs on Judith Joy Ross and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. I still remember how thrilling it was to see my name in print, even if it was only a mention within the acknowledgments or credit for a bibliography!
Time with a photobook is a wander off the beaten path, and hardly a day goes by that I don’t reach for one.
The Fastest Woman in the World: Novels That Explore Art
From The Flamethrowers to Memoirs of Hadrian, members of MoMA’s Department of Painting and Sculpture recommend favorite books.
May 27, 2020
A Portfolio of Photographs from Sam Contis’s Day Sleeper
The artist chooses a selection from her artist’s book inspired by Dorothea Lange’s archive.
Apr 29, 2020