MFA Collection Books

Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection

Kristen Gresh and Anne E. Havinga
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Hardcover $65.00 $58.50

ISBN: 978-0-87846-867-6; 192 pages; 85 color illustrations; 9.75 x 11.25 inches

A view of the twentieth century through the lenses of its most celebrated photographers

Over the course of the twentieth century, photography evolved as an art form while serving as an eyewitness to social, cultural, and political change. This book presents more than eighty significant images—many from unique vintage prints—that came to define their times, and invites us to take a fresh look at celebrated photographs by such masters of the medium as Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Consuelo Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, and Edward Steichen. Drawing on the unparalleled Howard Greenberg Collection—446 photographs recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Viewpoints brings to vivid life the transformative power of photography, and invites the reader into a collection assembled with a connoisseur’s eye by a former photographer who is also a gallery dealer and a strong advocate for artists.

About the Author

Kristen Gresh is Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Anne E. Havinga is Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair, Department of Photography, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.