Urban Life: Photography in the City features a selection of black and white photographs from the Museum’s extensive permanent collection of photography. Focusing on the varied experience of life in urban surroundings, the American and European street and documentary photographers represented in this exhibition made a significant impact on photography from the 1950s through the 1980s. They recorded humanity at work and at play, along with the fashion, architecture, transportation, and memorable political and historic events. Urban Life: Photography in the City includes iconic photographs by Garry Winogrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Michael Kenna, as well as Pirkle Jones, Max Yavno and Ira Latour.
Image: William Heick, Hats, 1951, gelatin silver print, gift of the artist © William Heick