Although I had presented war in all its grimness in three exhibitions

Although I had presented war in all its grimness in three exhibitions

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Although I had presented war in all its grimness in three exhibitions, I had failed to accomplish my mission. I had not incited people into taking open and united action against war itself —Edward Steichen A change in form is a change in content. —John Szarkowski Today 1. Conclude French humanism 2. Two institutions that shaped twentieth-century photography a. Museum of Modern Art: Edward Steichen. Family of Man exhibition, 1955 John Szarkowski. photographic formalism b. Chicago Institute of Design: Moholy, Callahan, Metzger Ideas drive the medium Photography as function Arago, Talbot, social documentary, communication Photography as art Emerson, Stieglitz Straight photography Strand, Weston, Adams, Cunningham Formalism Szarkowski Szarkowski’s importance The most powerful person in American photography from the mid-sixties to the mid-eighties was John Szarkowski [who made] his presence felt as an inventive theorist, historian, curator, critic— and as an eloquent writer, perceptive discover of talent and masterful tastemaker. —Joel Eisinger
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