I’ve been reading a little more of Mauro’s Photo Show: Landmark Exhibitions that Defined the History of Photography and specifically the chapter on MOMA and its four landmark exhibitions.
I new about the stance MOMA took but had not known much about the 1937 exhibition. The latter three are very well known thought with the last two offering strong contrasting views of life. So much about photography is really about curation that the single photo seems almost redundant. Or is it?
I think there is always room for the image as spectacle.
Mauro, A (ed.) Photo Show: Landmark exhibitions that defined the history of photography, published by Thames and Hudson, 2014