Birgit Jürgenssen

Photography at MOMA. 1960 – Now

The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Hrsg.)

Photography at MOMA. 1960 – Now

The Museum of Modern Art has one of the grea­test collections of 20th-century photography in the world. As one of three volumes dedicated to a new history of photography published by the Museum, this publication comprises a comprehensive cata­logue of the collection post-1960s and brings much-needed new critical perspective to the most prominent artists working with the photographic medium of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. At a moment when photography is undergoing fast-paced changes and artists are seeking to redefine its boundaries in new and exciting ways, Photography at MoMA serves as an excel­lent resource for under­standing the expanded field of contem­porary photography today.
The book begins with an in-depth introduction followed by eight chapters of full-color plates, each introduced by a short essay. Over 250 artists are featured, including Diane Arbus, John Baldes­sari, Jan Dibbets, Rineke Dijkstra, William Eggleston, Lee Fried­lander, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Helen Levitt, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Hannah Wilke and Garry Wino­grand, among many others.