The photographs come from two periods in Szarkowski's life, from before and after his 33-year career as director of the photography department at the MoMA in New York. Despite that long break, the overall composition from the two periods remains remarkably similar. "The continuity is as if 30 years were a long night's sleep from which he awoke refreshed and perhaps a bit more reflective and definitely informed," says MFAH photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. See how beautiful simple can be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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