Posts by Drew Sawyer
August 1, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Two Views of Walker Evans’s American Photographs
Walker Evans. House in New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 3 5/16 x 5 5/16" (8.5 x 13.5 cm). Anonymous Fund

Walker Evans. House in New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print, 3 5/16 x 5 5/16″ (8.5 x 13.5 cm). Anonymous Fund. Evans gave this print to MoMA in the spring of 1938, and the cropping matches the one in the original exhibition.

In 1938, 75 years ago this fall, MoMA installed its first one-person photography show, comprising 100 prints by Walker Evans, with the self-consciously ambiguous title American Photographs. (After all, what exactly makes a photograph American?)

March 7, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Dating Brandt

One of the underlying principles of Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, currently on view in MoMA’s third-floor Photography Galleries, is the importance of vintage prints to understanding Brandt’s oeuvre—and by vintage print I mean a photographic print that was made around the same time as its negative. Anyone who visits the exhibition will surely be impressed by the fine quality of prints