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[Harry Callahan. Chicago. c. 1950. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 The Estate of Harry Callahan]

The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel | MoMA

The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel, opening today, tells the story of photography from its beginnings. Covering more than 150 years of photography—from an 1843 view of Paris by William Henry Fox Talbot, the English father of photography, to An-My Lê’s depictions of US military exercises in preparation for war in Iraq and Afghanistan—the exhibition underscores an equal attention to the past and the present, and a strong belief that they complement each other; and that each generation reinvents photography.

[Harry Callahan. Chicago. c. 1952. Dye transfer print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift of Robert B. Menschel. © 2016 The Estate of Harry Callahan]

(via The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel | MoMA)