Does anyone else think this second week in the MoMA course was a bit light? After last week’s dense reading list, I didn’t mind this week being so video-heavy, but still.
If you missed it (or want to skip it), they talked about how the moon is a universally compelling subject for photographers, whether they have artistic intentions or take vernacular images (scientists, amateurs, commercial photographers). Lots of talk of Stieglitz and his push (through the photo-secession movement) to make photographs look like drawings and paintings to distinguish them as work of art. But the Peter Galassi essay covered that last week.