|page 2||Expanding Vision: László Moholy-Nagy's Experiments of the 1920s||
|Moholy-Nagy was a bold formal experimenter, and he firmly believed these various uses of photography would engage the viewer in the experience of modernity. He transformed the material of modern urban life—buildings, bridges, city streets, and boats— by presenting it in new and jarring ways. Moholy-Nagy laid out the crux of the New Vision in his seminal text on photography, Painting, Photography, Film (1925/27): “The camera offered us amazing possibilities, which we are only just beginning to exploit. The visual image has been expanded and even the modern lens is no longer tied to the narrow limits of our eye; no manual means of representation is capable of arresting fragments of the world seen like this.”|
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, and is the sixth in the series New Histories of Photography. It is made possible by the generous support of The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.