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Modernism in the Air

Fairchild Aerial Surveys. Fairchild Plant, N.Y. 1949. New York State Archive

Aerial Imagery in Print, 1860 to Today, the current MoMA Library exhibition, examines the use of traditional publishing in cultivating a discourse around aerial imagery.

A section of the show focuses on 20th-century popularization of aerial photography, including its development as a tool for land use by architects, developers, governments, and the agriculture industry. Looking at some of these uses more closely reveals a persuasive element, especially regarding subtle debate about modernist approaches to architecture and planning. Read more

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January 27, 2015  |  Collection & Exhibitions
One Photograph, Two Contexts: Aleksandr Rodchenko’s Dive
Installation view of Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 13, 2014–April 19, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art

Installation view of Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 13, 2014–April 19, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art

On the Museum’s third floor, Aleksandr Rodchenko’s Dive (1934), a gelatin silver print roughly 12 inches high and 10 inches wide, is on display in the exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949. On the related Object:Photo website, the same photograph is shown reproduced in the July 1935 issue of Sovetskoe foto (Soviet photo), a state-sanctioned, Moscow-based journal founded in 1926 dedicated to photography and photographic techniques. Read more

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August 2, 2012  |  Behind the Scenes, Library and Archives
MoMA Library Explores Photography Manuals

Kids, animals, and pretty girls: amateur photography publications are full of them.

I recently discovered that it’s been that way since the earliest years of photography Read more