Pat Burns/The New York Times. World Series: Yankees vs. Dodgers (Rizzuto slides into third). October 8, 1949. Gelatin silver print, 6 3/4 × 8 1/2" (17.2 × 21.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The New York Times Collection. © 2024 The New York Times

Photography is more accessible today than ever—and that’s something worth celebrating. MoMA Photo Club (MPC) is a Webby Award–winning participatory social media initiative we first launched in May 2021, in conjunction with the exhibition Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964. It’s an ongoing opportunity to engage with photography themes from anywhere in the world, inspired by exhibitions at MoMA, artists, artworks, art movements, and more.

We’re excited to invite you to join the MoMA Photo Club. Share your photos on social media using #MoMAPhotoClub. Here’s the latest MPC challenge...

Unidentified photographer. Untitled. c. 1950

Unidentified photographer. Untitled. c. 1950

Challenge 10: Everyday Olympians

You’re up to bat for our latest #MoMAPhotoClub challenge! Sports aren’t just confined to arenas and stadiums—they’re all around us, woven into the fabric of our daily lives.

As we celebrate the incredible feats of athletes around the world this summer during the Olympics and Paralympics, we invite you to capture athletic moments in everyday life: sinking the shot from half-court during a game of pickup basketball, a perfect dive (or cannonball!) into a nearby lake, a bike ride in the park, and more.

Grab your camera and capture sports all around you.

We can’t wait to see what you make! Share your photos with us using #MoMAPhotoClub. Select photos will be featured on our social media channels.

Challenge 9: Furry Focus

From paws and claws to scales and feathers, creatures of all kinds have inspired artists and kept them company in the studio.

Pablo Picasso immortalized his pet goat as a sculpture. Salvador Dalí was photographed surrounded by flying cats. Joan Jonas is a dog lover who frequently uses animals as inspiration.

What creatures are present in your daily life? Cuddly canines? Mischievous cats? Slippery snakes? How do they make the world brighter or more fun? What do you find beautiful about them?

William Wegman. Untitled. 1989

William Wegman. Untitled. 1989

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Ed Ruscha. Jerry McMillan Sunset Strip Shoot – Contact Sheet. c. 1965

Ed Ruscha. Jerry McMillan Sunset Strip Shoot – Contact Sheet. c. 1965

Challenge 8: Changing Lanes

​​In 1956, 18-year-old Ed Ruscha drove west from his hometown of Oklahoma City to attend art school in LA. Since then, the artist has continuously drawn inspiration from his everyday surroundings across a wide range of mediums.

Beginning long before Google Maps, Ruscha has been photographing the streets of Los Angeles for over 50 years by mounting a motorized camera on the bed of his pickup truck. “I looked at Sunset Boulevard like a 22-mile-long canvas, with an evolving history,” he said. “It had fluid motion, fluid stories, one long horizontal ribbon, and I always thought about it. It just asked to be documented.”

This edition of #MoMAPhotoClub is inspired by Ruscha’s photographs, presented in partnership with Getty in Los Angeles.

Imagine you are making a documentary about the place where you live. What location would you want to photograph to capture its essence? How do its views, streetscapes, sidewalks, or buildings tell a story?

Explore Ed Ruscha’s archive for inspiration using Getty’s 12 Sunsets and see MoMA’s major retrospective of the artist’s work, ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN, through January 13.

Challenge 7: Joy (summer 2023)

It’s the little things in life! Show us a moment of joy for this summer’s #MoMAPhotoClub.

How does joy manifest itself in your daily life and the world around you? What makes you smile, laugh, or dance? Share your unique perspective through photography, whether it’s capturing moments of play, a heartfelt embrace, vibrant colors, or exuberant expressions on people’s faces. Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary and capture the simple pleasures that make life brighter.

Melissa Shook. May 30, 1973. 1973

Melissa Shook. May 30, 1973. 1973

Sohrab Hura. Untitled. 2015–ongoing

Sohrab Hura. Untitled. 2015–ongoing

Challenge 6: Your Earth (spring 2023)

This Earth Month, show us your love for the planet by participating in the latest edition of #MoMAPhotoClub.

Express your unique way of seeing the natural world through photography—reveal the beauty and diversity of our environment or capture a scene that encourages others to take action to protect the Earth. What do you notice about your natural surroundings? Can you bring a new perspective to images of animal life, your favorite plant or flower, or the impact of a heat wave or snowstorm? How does the environment around you impact your day? How does it inspire you and your community?

To celebrate this year’s Earth Month, we’re highlighting the work of artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, and other creatives who are dedicated to thinking critically about and advocating for our fragile world. Discover more

Challenge 5: Inspiration of Place (summer 2022)

Henri Matisse’s studio was his world—a space filled with artworks, favorite objects like textiles and pottery, and flowers from his garden that provided inspiration and prompted reflection. As curator Ann Temkin put it, “Matisse painted very few self-portraits, but he made many paintings of his studios, often at points of transition or particularly challenging moments in his work. Matisse’s paintings of his own works of art are essentially his self-portraits.”

This edition of #MoMAPhotoClub is inspired by the exhibition Matisse: The Red Studio, currently on view at MoMA.

What is a place or space that sparks your creativity? Is it somewhere you live, work, or pass every day on a walk? How have you made this space your own? Take a photo of your world. Find a place or space that’s important to you and photograph it as you see it, or use it as the backdrop to a still life filled with the things that inspire you.

Learn more about the themes in this exhibition by watching Henri Matisse’s The Red Studio: The Journey of a Painting, and read an excerpt from the exhibition catalogue by curators Ann Temkin and Dorthe Aagesen.

Photograph of the interior of Matisse’s studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux. October/November 1911

Photograph of the interior of Matisse’s studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux. October/November 1911

Challenge 4: Our Selves (spring 2022)

Women’s advocate and activist Helen Kornblum said that if there’s any theme in the collection she donated to MoMA, “it’s people: meeting people, knowing people, learning about people.” How can a photograph connect us? “Each one actually has its own story for me. Where I found them, who led me to them. I’ve just attached myself in different ways to each one.”

This edition of #MoMAPhotoClub is inspired by the exhibition Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, currently on view at MoMA.

Focus on portraiture to tell a story. What makes this photograph special? Who or what does it depict? How did you connect to your subject? How did you feel when you took it? What forms can portraiture take beyond images of people?

Learn more about the themes in this exhibition by watching our latest Forum on Contemporary Photography: What Is a Feminist Picture? and reading the introduction to the exhibition catalogue by exhibition curator Roxana Marcoci.

Cara Romero. Wakeah. 2018. Pigmented inkjet print

Cara Romero. Wakeah. 2018. Pigmented inkjet print

Marcel Giró. Untitled. c. 1950

Marcel Giró. Untitled. c. 1950

Challenge 3: Movement (summer 2021)

How do we capture a world of motion in a still image? A photograph acts as a pause, showing us a single moment in time, yet our lives are filled with action: swaying, walking, spilling, falling. What happens when a subject (or photographer) is in motion? Our third #MoMAPhotoClub challenge is Movement, inspired by the amateur photographers of Fotoclubismo and our exhibition Automania.

We’re excited to announce Brazilian Formula E world champion and co-founder of and @zerosummit Lucas Di Grassi as our host for this challenge. From racing in an electric car to environmental activism, Di Grassi uses movement to effect positive change in the world.

Challenge 2: Shadows (spring 2021)

Light is the basis of all photography, but darkness is often overlooked. For our second #MoMAPhotoClub challenge, we want you to play with shadow. Shadows can add contrast and depth to a photograph, heightening the drama and feeling. Try capturing a shadow with crisp edges, then a blurry one. How does the emotion change in your composition? 

On the heels of our first #MoMAPhotoClub challenge, we’re excited to announce Brazilian ballerina and activist Ingrid Silva as our next host. A member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and founder of @blacksinballet and @empowher_ny, Ingrid creates and captures evocative shadows across the stage through her choreography.

Gertrudes Altschul. Untitled. c. 1955

Gertrudes Altschul. Untitled. c. 1955

José Yalenti. Sand (Areia). c. 1950

José Yalenti. Sand (Areia). c. 1950

Challenge 1: Abstractions from Nature (spring 2021)

Mountain climber and environmental activist Conrad Anker is our host for the first theme: Abstractions from Nature, an invitation to look at the natural world from a different perspective.

Share your own Abstractions from Nature—take a closer look at the world around you. How can you photograph something familiar in nature from a new perspective? Try zooming in; make it hard to guess what it is you’re capturing. Notice textures, search for new shapes, and play with angles.

Curator Sarah Meister and mountaineer Conrad Anker invite YOU to get outside and get creative with our first photo challenge: Abstractions from Nature.

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