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John Szarkowski

♂  American, 1925–2007

John worked at MoMA from about 1962 to 1989 as Curator and Installer , and he was head of the Department of Photography from 1962–1991 . He has been in three exhibitions at MoMA, between 1958 and 1962.

84 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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Photo of the exhibition Photographs from the Museum Collection

26 November 1958 to 18 January 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition 30th Anniversary Special Installation - Towards the "New" Museum

18–29 November 1959

Edward Steichen, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler and John Szarkowski, among others, were involved.

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50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

3 April to 15 May 1962

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Ernst Haas: Color Photography

21 August to 28 October 1962

John Szarkowski, Ernst Haas, Grace M. Mayer and Herbert Migdoll were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Five Unrelated Photographers

28 May to 21 July 1963

John Szarkowski, Kathleen Haven, Garry Winogrand and Minor White, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photographs by Lartigue

1 July to 3 November 1963

John Szarkowski, Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Joseph Del Valle were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Photographer and the American Landscape

24 September to 1 December 1963

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Arthur Drexler and Edward Weston, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Photographer's Eye

27 May to 23 August 1964

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and László Moholy-Nagy, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition André Kertész

24 November 1964 to 28 January 1965

John Szarkowski and André Kertész were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Photo Essay

16 March to 16 May 1965

John Szarkowski, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange and Irving Penn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Siskind Recently

5 May to 27 June 1965

John Szarkowski and Aaron Siskind were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Improbable Photographs

30 June to 3 October 1965

John Szarkowski and Elliott Erwitt were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Glamour Portraits

2 August to 19 September 1965

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Man Ray and Irving Penn, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Hampton Album

11 January to 10 April 1966

John Szarkowski and Frances Benjamin Johnston were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Dorothea Lange

26 January to 10 April 1966

John Szarkowski, Dorothea Lange and Kathleen Haven were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Marie Cosindas: Polaroid Color Photographs

13 April to 4 July 1966

John Szarkowski, Kathleen Haven and Marie Cosindas were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Bruce Davidson

7 July to 2 October 1966

John Szarkowski and Bruce Davidson were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Walker Evans' Subway, 1938–1941

5 October to 11 December 1966

John Szarkowski and Walker Evans were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition From the McAlpin Collection

14 December 1966 to 12 February 1967

Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, among others, were involved.

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Jerry N. Uelsmann

15 February to 16 April 1967

John Szarkowski and Jerry Uelsmann were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Documents

28 February to 7 May 1967

John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus were involved.

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A European Experiment

26 April to 16 July 1967

John Szarkowski, Pierre Cordier, Denis Brihat and Jean-Pierre Sudre were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Once Invisible

20 June to 11 September 1967

John Szarkowski, Berenice Abbott, Andreas Feininger and Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Ray K. Metzker

25 October 1967 to 31 January 1968

John Szarkowski and Ray K. Metzker were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Ben Schultz Memorial Exhibition

9 February to 31 March 1968

John Szarkowski, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Strand, among others, were involved.

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Cartier-Bresson

25 June to 2 September 1968

John Szarkowski and Henri Cartier-Bresson were involved.

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My European Trip: Photographs from the Car by Joel Meyerowitz

3 August to 29 September 1968

John Szarkowski and Joel Meyerowitz were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Brassaï

29 October 1968 to 5 January 1969

John Szarkowski and Brassaï (Gyula Halász) were involved.

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Eastern Kentucky and San Francisco: Photographs by William Gedney

17 December 1968 to 10 March 1969

John Szarkowski and William Gedney were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Bill Brandt

15 September to 30 November 1969

John Szarkowski and Bill Brandt were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Atget

1 December 1969 to 24 March 1970

John Szarkowski, Eugène Atget and Yolanda Hershey were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Sherman's Campaign: Photographs by George N. Barnard

27 January to 13 April 1970

John Szarkowski and George Barnard were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photography: New Acquisitions

16 April to 5 July 1970

John Szarkowski, Robert Adams, William Eggleston and Eve Sonneman, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Protest Photographs

23 May to 2 June 1970

John Szarkowski was involved.

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Photo of the exhibition East 100th Street: Photographs by Bruce Davidson

22 September to 29 November 1970

John Szarkowski and Bruce Davidson were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition E.J. Bellocq: Storyville Portraits

19 November 1970 to 10 January 1971

John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander and John Ernest Joseph (E.J.) Bellocq were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Berenice Abbott

10 December 1970 to 28 February 1971

John Szarkowski and Berenice Abbott were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Walker Evans

27 January to 12 April 1971

John Szarkowski and Walker Evans were involved.

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Gatherings: Photographs by Lee Friedlander

1 February to 5 March 1972

John Szarkowski was involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Atget's Trees

7 June to 17 September 1972

John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Diane Arbus

7 November 1972 to 21 January 1973

John Szarkowski and Diane Arbus were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition From the Picture Press

30 January to 29 April 1973

John Szarkowski and Carole Kismaric were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photography: Recent Acquisitions

17 July to 10 October 1973

John Szarkowski, Jim Dine, Harry Callahan and Lee Friedlander, among others, were involved.

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Unfamiliar Places: A Message from Bill Dane

22 October 1973 to 20 January 1974

John Szarkowski and Bill Dane were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Japanese Photography

27 March to 19 May 1974

John Szarkowski, Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Shomei Tomatsu and Ken Domon, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Jacob Israel Avedon: Photographed by Richard Avedon

1 May to 16 June 1974

John Szarkowski, Richard Avedon and Marvin Israel were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photographs from the Harvard Social Ethics Collection

17 June to 2 September 1974

John Szarkowski, Frances Benjamin Johnston, J. H. Adams and Percy Byron, among others, were involved.

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Projects: Helen Levitt in Color

16 September to 20 October 1974

John Szarkowski and Helen Levitt were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Lee Friedlander

6 December 1974 to 17 February 1975

John Szarkowski and Lee Friedlander were involved.

Installer
Photo of the exhibition Edward Weston

29 January to 30 March 1975

John Szarkowski and Edward Weston were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition Josef Koudelka

24 February to 11 May 1975

John Szarkowski and Josef Koudelka were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Irving Penn: Recent Works

19 May to 3 August 1975

John Szarkowski and Irving Penn were involved.

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Photography for Collectors

16 March to 20 June 1976

John Szarkowski, Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photographs by William Eggleston

24 May to 1 August 1976

John Szarkowski and William Eggleston were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Longer Views: 40 Photographs by Nick Nixon

22 July to 3 October 1976

John Szarkowski and Nicholas Nixon were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Harry Callahan

2 December 1976 to 8 February 1977

John Szarkowski and Harry Callahan were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Tina Modotti

10 January to 5 April 1977

John Szarkowski, Tina Modotti and Richard Benson were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Courthouse

12 April to 10 July 1977

John Szarkowski, Tod Papageorge, Stephen Shore and Nicholas Nixon, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Photographs by Chauncey Hare

18 July to 22 October 1977

John Szarkowski and Chauncey Hare were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Herbert Bayer: Photographic Works

31 October 1977 to 29 January 1978

John Szarkowski and Herbert Bayer were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Jerry Dantzic and the Cirkut Camera

9 May to 30 July 1978

John Szarkowski, Jerry Dantzic and Peter Scotese were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960

26 July to 2 October 1978

Robert Rauschenberg, John Szarkowski, Andy Warhol and Sol LeWitt, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Art Sinsabaugh: Landscapes

7 August to 31 October 1978

John Szarkowski and Art Sinsabaugh were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Grain Elevators: Photographs by Frank Gohlke

7 November 1978 to 4 February 1979

John Szarkowski and Frank Gohlke were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Prairie: Photographs by Robert Adams

9 February to 1 May 1979

John Szarkowski and Robert Adams were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Ansel Adams and the West

5 September to 28 October 1979

John Szarkowski and Ansel Adams were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Landscapes

9 July to 4 October 1981

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, were involved.

Curator
Photo of the exhibition The Work of Atget: Old France

3 October 1981 to 3 January 1982

John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Work of Atget: The Art of Old Paris

14 October 1982 to 4 January 1983

John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Big Pictures by Contemporary Photographers

13 April to 28 June 1983

Robert Rauschenberg, John Szarkowski, Sol LeWitt and David Hockney, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Photography

Started 17 May 1984

John Szarkowski was involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Irving Penn

12 September to 27 November 1984

John Szarkowski and Irving Penn were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition From the Gilman Collection: Photographs Preserved in Ink

15 November 1984 to 3 March 1985

Edward Steichen, Charles Sheeler, John Szarkowski and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Work of Atget: The Ancien Régime

14 March to 14 May 1985

John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Work of Atget: Modern Times

14 March to 14 May 1985

John Szarkowski and Eugène Atget were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition A Personal View: Photography in the Collection of Paul F. Walter

23 May to 13 August 1985

John Szarkowski and August Sander were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Photography: Zeke Berman, Antonio Mendoza, Judith Joy Ross, and Michael Spano

22 August to 3 December 1985

John Szarkowski, Zeke Berman, Michael Spano and Judith Joy Ross, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Variants

12 December 1985 to 11 March 1986

Edward Steichen, John Szarkowski, Edward Weston and Walker Evans, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition New Photography 2: Philip Lorca di Corcia, Mary Frey, and David Hanson

9 October 1986 to 6 January 1987

John Szarkowski, David T. Hanson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Mary E. Frey were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Lartigue: Panoramas of the Twenties

15 January to 3 March 1987

John Szarkowski, Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Isabelle Jammes were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The Photographs of Josef Albers: A Selection from the Collection of the Josef Albers Foundation

27 January to 19 April 1988

John Szarkowski and Josef Albers were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Garry Winogrand

15 May to 16 August 1988

John Szarkowski and Garry Winogrand were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions, Photography

16 July to 11 October 1988

John Szarkowski was involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Siskind from the Collection

20 July to 16 October 1989

John Szarkowski and Aaron Siskind were involved.