The final volume in a series of books that presents a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA’s collection.
Photography at MoMA: 1860-1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA’s collection. Richly illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the medium from its invention through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. It offers a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise, and influence, encouraging creative new readings. Beginning with an in-depth introduction, the book includes eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography.