Life of the City

Feb 28–May 21, 2002

MoMA

Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Igor. 1987. Chromogenic color print (Ektacolor), 15 11/16 × 22 7/8″ (39.8 × 58.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Carol and Arthur Goldberg
  • MoMA, Floor 3

This is an experimental exhibition composed of three distinct but interrelated parts. The first presents more than 150 pictures from the Museum’s collection that explore the richness, diversity, and power of the tradition of photography in New York, and which together evoke the vitality, grit, and beauty of the city. The second element is a changing display of photographs contributed (one per person) by New Yorkers and visitors that express their relationships to the city. Contributions will not be accepted after May 7, 2002. Completing the exhibition are monitors displaying a continuous stream of the thousands of photographs of the events of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath that have been collected by the remarkable project Here Is New York.

Organized by the curatorial staff of the Department of Photography, with the generous cooperation of the organizers of Here Is New York.

This exhibition is supported by The Starr Foundation.

The presentation of Here Is New York is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Publications

  • Life of the City: New York Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art Hardcover, 64 pages
  • 3 pages

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