What do Ansel Adams, Alfred Steiglitz, and Diane Arbus all have in common?

They are part of an amazing group show currently on exhibit in MOMAs Edward Steichen Photography Galleries
There are a few other folks in the show:
Atget, Harry Callahan,Tina Modotti,Edward Weston,Bernice Abbott,Dorthea Lange, Rodchenko,Moholy-Nagy,Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, William Eggleston,Paul Strand, Brassai, Eadweard J. Muybridge,August Sander, Harry Callahan, Thomas Struth and I’m sure I’ve missed a few.

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Garry Winogrand Couple at Zoo Looking at Each Other, Wolf in Cage, New York, from “The Animals” c.1962

Woah. It is an overwhelming exhibit of some of the finest photography in over a century of the art. And many of their classic images, so even if you think you may be unfamiliar with an artist, their iconic photographs will give you the warm fuzzies of recognition.

As the summer winds down, it’s the museums that’ll be a great respite from the heat.They bring out the hidden treasures of their permanent collections for the visitors or tourists, to show off what they’ve got. It’s a lot easier to show what you have, than mount a new exhibit.
Works for us.
The galleries are closed because most of the people that buy the work are on vacation. Can’t blame them. It’s a business.

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© JoAnn Verburg

Also currently at the museum is an exhibit entitled Present Tense:Photographs by JoAnn Verburg

. The strength of this show, is in the hanging. The way the rooms are set, and the placement of the images further plays on the diptychs and triptychs theme that pervades her work. In one room there is a collection of images that, on their own have a life, but in a collaged sort of arrangement on the wall tells a much richer story.So it’s a show to see in person if you can. The accompanying book is fine but was a disappointment after the show.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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Upcoming Events

  • Photo-London
  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

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Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
  • MARCH 24 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • MELVIN SOKOLSKY: THE PARIS PICTURES
  • FEBRUARY 19 – APRIL 18, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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