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.
Quentin Bajac is The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Lucy Gallun is Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA.
Roxana Marcoci is Senior Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA.
Sarah Meister is Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA.
David Campany is an artist and writer and Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London.
Noam M. Elcott is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York.
Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and a former Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA.
Robert Slifkin is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.