Fotografie della collezione del MoMA
Sarah Hermanson Meister
A cornucopia of extraordinary photographs from the MoMA collection showing New York in all its vitality, ambition, and beauty.
In 1939, Berenice Abbott wondered how she could depict the flow typical of metropolitan New York, the interplay between all its inhabitants and the solid architecture, in black-and white photography and obviously in two dimensions.The result was the blizzard of pictures from 1939 to the present day, all responding admirably to the problem, many of which are collected in this volume. Over one hundred photos capture the special atmosphere of this iconic city in the collective imagination and reveal a profound empathy between the photographer and New York.
The selection includes pictures by other famous photographers, such as Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walzer Evans, Helen Levitt, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz, Weegee, as well as a number of anonymous contributions, as is the Museum’s tradition. The photos are accompanied by intriguing quotations about NewYork taken from masterpieces of American literature.
Sarah Hermanson Meister is a curator in the Department of Photography at the MoMA and the author of several works, including the monographs Rudolph Burckhardt: An Afternoon in Astoria (2003) and Michael Wesely: Open Shutter (2004).