Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The exhibition of Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 which is on show at New York's Museum of Modern Art until 19 April 2015 is supported by a website Object:Photo. Modern Photographs 1909–1949: The Thomas Walther Collection dedicated to the research and conservation of the 341 photographs in the Collection.
The Museum acquired Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such towering figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners.
Object:Photo. Modern Photographs 1909–1949:The Thomas Walther Collection is a model for how such a collection or group of photographs can be examined and interpreted and made available to both scholars and the wider public. Other institutions should take note. Highly recommended.
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