Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Szarkowski's legacy

John Szarkowski, MOMA chief for decades, dead at 81. The NY Times obit.

I won't highlight Szarkowski's career. He was a curator many say directed photography as it's addressed and studied today. Instead, I'll give four pictures from four photographers who have Szarkowski to thank for introducing their work to the public.

1. Diane Arbus

D. Arbus, "Child with hand grenade"

2. Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand,"LA Sidewalk"

3. Lee Friedlander
Lee Friedlander, "Nashville, 1963"

4. William Eggleston
William Eggleston, from Los Alomos

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