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Depicting the iconic New York that captivates the world’s imagination and the idiosyncratic details that define New Yorkers’ sense of home, this exhibition from MoMA’s extraordinary photography collection celebrates the city in all its vitality, ambition and beauty. Made by approximately 90 artists responding to the city as well as professionals on assignment, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee, over 150 works reveal the deeply symbiotic relationship between photography and the ‘city that never sleeps’ – New York. Both an exploration of the life of the city and a documentation of photography’s evolution throughout the twentieth century, Picturing New York celebrates the great and continuing tradition of capturing the grit and glamour of one of the world’s greatest urban centres.

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Depicting the iconic New York that captivates the world’s imagination and the idiosyncratic details that define New Yorkers’ sense of home, this exhibition from MoMA’s extraordinary photography collection celebrates the city in all its vitality, ambition and beauty. Made by approximately 90 artists responding to the city as well as professionals on assignment, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee, over 150 works reveal the deeply symbiotic relationship between photography and the ‘city that never sleeps’ – New York. Both an exploration of the life of the city and a documentation of photography’s evolution throughout the twentieth century, Picturing New York celebrates the great and continuing tradition of capturing the grit and glamour of one of the world’s greatest urban centres.

    00. Introduction

    00. Introduction

    00. Introduction AGWA Director, Stefano Carboni and MoMA Curator of Photography, Sarah Meister Download

    01. Alfred Stieglitz

    01. Alfred Stieglitz

    01. Alfred Stieglitz City of Ambition 1910 Download

    02. Lewis W. Hine

    02. Lewis W. Hine

    02. Lewis W. Hine Italian Family Looking for Lost Baggage, Ellis Island, New York 1905 Download

    03. Weegee (Arthur Fellig)

    03. Weegee (Arthur Fellig)

    03. Weegee (Arthur Fellig) Coney Island July 22, 1940 Download

    04. Berenice Abbott

    04. Berenice Abbott

    04. Berenice Abbott Fifth Avenue, nos. 4, 6, 8, Manhattan March 20, 1936 Download

    05. Lewis W. Hine

    05. Lewis W. Hine

    05. Lewis W. Hine Welders on the Empire State Building c. 1930 Download

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