The MoMA (Museum of Modern Art – New York City) consistently has some of the best photographic exhibitions in North America or anywhere, for that matter. The current exhibition, Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West is no exception. If you’re in the New York City area, don’t miss this exhibition.
The exhibition will run through June 8, 2009.
“Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West examines how photography has pictured the idea of the American West from 1850 to the present. Photography's development coincided with the exploration and the settlement of the West, and their simultaneous rise resulted in a complex association that has shaped the perception of the West's physical and social landscape to this day.”
“Into the Sunset brings together over 120 photographs made by a variety of photographers. These works illustrate photography's role in popularizing ideas of the sublime landscape, Manifest Destiny, and the "land of opportunity," as well as describing a more complex vision of the West, one that addresses cultural dislocation, environmental devastation, and failed social aspirations.”
As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.