Saturday, May 23, 2009

MOMA - Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West

After a few days in S.F., I was off to New York to visit, yet more old friends, and check out some some great photography. Right now, the photo exhibit at MOMA is amazing!! I tried to visit the Center for Photography, but it was closed to hang their next show. This ended up working out just fine, when I realized that there was a great show just up the street. My friend Erica and I hit the MOMA for the free entry time, and couldn't have been more pleased. The show had images from all the greats, people like: Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Edward Weston, and many more. One person that really stood out for me was Joel Sternfeld, a photographer whose name I've known, but not had so much knowledge of. The prints were incredibly rich with color, and his palettes were slightly haunting and beyond beautiful. After looking up a little info about him, I was not surprised to find that he was one of the forerunners of putting color photography on the map as a serious medium. Anyhow, if you are in New York anytime from now until, June 2, you should definitely go!

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