"What Is Modern Photography?" is the question posed at this symposium hosted by the Museum of Modern Art's Edward Steichen. An all-star panel of photographers, including Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Irving Penn, and Ben Shahn, give (or refuse to give) their individual, often contradictory, definitions of the controversial medium. The gathering provides a great snapshot of the state of the art in 1950.
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Moderator: Edward Steichen, Director of the Department of Photography MOMA
Panelists are: Margaret Bourke White, Walker Evans, John Mealy, Lisette Model, Wright Morris, Homer Page, Irving Penn, Ben Shahn, Charles ...