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Photography: Beginnings—A Lecture Series

New York

Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs

In the world of art, certain names conjure up iconic images, and major works have instant recognition. This series examines the first photographs by six modern masters of the medium. How did the artists launch their careers? What did they do with the camera? Might the seeds of their achievement be visible in their earliest work?

Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt

Friday, November 16, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston

Two Fridays at 6:00: $40

Above: Helen Levitt (American 1913–2009). New York, 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, and Gift of William and Mimi Levitt, by exchange, 1996 (1996.2.1) © Estate of Helen Levitt

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