Thursday, March 21, 2013

Picturing New York - Notable Absences

I have been talking to a few people about what's 'missing' from PNY. In particular, the lack of blood and guts. Obviously MoMA doesn't have 'everything' in their collection but the following are just a few notable New York images that aren't included. There is also lots of work from Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and many others that also isn't there.

Still enjoy the show, just find it could have been so much better.

I have since noticed that many I have chosen are covert photos. The Strand, Evans and diCorcia were all made without the subject being aware of the camera.

Walker Evans

Walker Evans


Lewis Hine

Helen Levitt

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Paul Strand

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