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Sid Grossman, Coney Island, c. 1947

Detail from: Sid Grossman, Coney Island, c. 1947 © Howard Greenberg Gallery.

 

The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951 – a show of 140+ vintage photographs. 

The Jewish Museum in New York City and the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio have collaborated on this exhibition. Drawn from the Photo League collections in these 2 museums, the show promises to cover the wide range of work produced during the 15 year period, crossing from the Depression, across World War ll, into the anti-communist scare period.

Judging by past shows at the Jewish Museum, see: Do Not Go to See Alias Man Ray The Art of Reinvention Show at the Jewish Museum in NYC, expect a finely selected and curated show.

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Photographic artists represented include some of the great names in modern photography: W. Eugene Smith, Lisette Model, Aaron Siskind, Sid Grossman, Paul Strand, David Vestal, and Weegee. (See also the photographers link below)

Alexander Alland, Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge), 1938

Detail from Alexander Alland, Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge) 1938 © Estate of Alexander Alland, Sr.

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The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951 – main exhibition link

Artists of the Photo League – great linked list of photographers

The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951 will premiere at The Jewish Museum from November 4, 2011 through March 25, 2012. The Radical Camera exhibition will then travel to the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (April 19 – September 9, 2012); the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (October 11, 2012 – January 21, 2013); and Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (February 9 – April 21, 2013).

Photo Credits:

Sid Grossman, Coney Island, c. 1947, gelatin silver print.  The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: The Paul Strand Trust for the benefit of Virginia Stevens Gift.  © Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Alexander Alland, Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge), 1938, gelatin silver print.  The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation Fund.  © Estate of Alexander Alland, Sr.

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  One Response to “New York Documentary Street Photographers – The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951”

  1. This looks like a great show………..winter in San Francisco!!!!!!!!!!!!

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