“Photography as Printmaking” at the Museum of Modern Art

“PHOTOGRAPHY AS PRINTMAKING” AT THE Museum of Modern Art provides an unusual opportunity to survey the technical means that are and have been available to photographers as printmakers since the beginnings of the medium in the 19th century. The exhibit points to the distinctly vital interrelationship between technique and photographic esthetics. Approximately seventy works dating from 1844 to the present are included, representing the major printmaking media from daguerreotype, calotype, and other earlier methods to contemporary mixed-media techniques, which employ images in new ways (on metal, in collage, in non-direct color printing). Works by Atget, Hill, H. P. Robinson, Naomi Savage, Stieglitz, Strand, Moholy-Nagy, Jerry Uelsmann and others are featured. It is clear from such a range of methods and approaches that the more techniques available to contemporary photographers, the more

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