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Past Exhibition

  • Martin Munkacsi, Ferienfreude (Vacation Pleasure), cover of Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, July 21, 1929. Collection of the International Center of Photography

Rise of the Picture Press: Photographic Reportage and the Illustrated Press, 1918–1939

MARCH 27–JUNE 16, 2002

Rise of the Picture Press explores the period in the 1920s and 1930s when innovative photography and graphic design joined forces in the pages of the large-format weekly magazines. The exhibition presents 150 examples of rare European and American publications. Some photographers represented include figures such as André Kertész, Martin Munkacsi, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke-White, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and John Heartfield. Curated by Christopher Phillips.