MoMA is closing today at 2 pm due to the storm. All MoMA Film screenings for the remainder of the day have been cancelled. We plan to be open regular hours tomorrow, but please check our social media channels or moma.org for the latest updates. Stay safe, everyone!
To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there is no guarantee that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
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.