A New Vision of Photography – WSJ

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When the Museum of Modern Art bought a large slice of Thomas Walther’s photography collection for an estimated $25 million in 2001, it decided to catalog its purchase with unusual dedication……

The resulting exhibition, “Object: Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949,” is therefore not your typical self-congratulatory museum display of new acquisitions. The approximately 300 prints on the walls are backed up by a massive website and a hefty catalog, where an abundance of new insights can be found into the culture and technology that nourished experimentation between the world wars, a movement known as the “New Vision.”

via A New Vision of Photography – WSJ.