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Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography, at the inaugural August Sander Project symposium, September 16, 2016. Photo: Scott Rudd

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography, at the inaugural August Sander Project symposium, September 16, 2016. Photo: Scott Rudd

August Sander.  Circus People . 1930. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/4 x 10" (21 x 25.5 cm). Gift of the photographer. © 2017 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY

August Sander. Circus People. 1930. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/4 x 10" (21 x 25.5 cm). Gift of the photographer. © 2017 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY

August Sander. The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha. 1925-26. Gelatin silver print, 10 3/16 x 7 3/8" (25.8 x 18.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the family of August Sander. © 2016 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY

MoMA Acquires Hundreds of August Sander Photographs
Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 2015

 

Still from “Sarah Meister,” from “Seeing Through Photographs” (© 2016 The Museum of Modern Art)

 

Posts and Online Articles


Robert Frank.  Paris . 1950. Gelatin silver print. Gift of the artist. © 2017 Robert Frank

Robert Frank. Paris. 1950. Gelatin silver print. Gift of the artist. © 2017 Robert Frank

Remembering Robert Frank (1924-2019)
MoMA Magazine. September 12, 2019

Robert H. McNeill. Lula Cooper Beauty Salon. c. 1940. Gelatin silver print, 7 3/16 × 9 1/2" (18.2 × 24.1 cm). Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art and Committee on Photography Fund

Robert H. McNeill. Lula Cooper Beauty Salon. c. 1940. Gelatin silver print, 7 3/16 × 9 1/2" (18.2 × 24.1 cm). Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art and Committee on Photography Fund

 
The Hampton Album , limited and trade editions

The Hampton Album, limited and trade editions

The Whole Picture
MoMA Magazine, May 3, 2019

Eugène Atget.  Notre-Dame . 1925. Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, approx. 7 x 8 7/8” (17.8 x 22.5 cm). Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

Eugène Atget. Notre-Dame. 1925. Gelatin silver printing-out-paper print, approx. 7 x 8 7/8” (17.8 x 22.5 cm). Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

Notre Dame, an Inspiration
MoMA Magazine. April 17, 2019

 
Unknown photographer.  The Story of My Life and Friends as Told by Snapshots from Fourteen On  (1916-23) Gift of Peter J. Cohen

Unknown photographer. The Story of My Life and Friends as Told by Snapshots from Fourteen On (1916-23) Gift of Peter J. Cohen

Brassaï (Gyula Halász). Untitled (Pablo Picasso’s  Face,  1946). 1946. Gelatin silver print, 8 7/8 x 11 5/16″ (22.6 x 28.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © Estate Brassaï-RMN

Brassaï (Gyula Halász). Untitled (Pablo Picasso’s Face, 1946). 1946. Gelatin silver print, 8 7/8 x 11 5/16″ (22.6 x 28.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © Estate Brassaï-RMN

 
Installation view from the exhibition Family of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 24–May 8, 1955. Edward Steichen Archive, V.B.i. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photo: Ezra Stoller

Installation view from the exhibition Family of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 24–May 8, 1955. Edward Steichen Archive, V.B.i. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photo: Ezra Stoller

Thanks to The Family of Man Fund
MoMA INSIDE/OUT. December 15, 2015

From left: Eugène Atget.  Marchand de paniers en fil de fer . 1899–1900. Albumen silver print, printed 1978 by Chicago Albumen Works. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden; Eugène Atget.  Marchand de paniers en fil de fer . 1899–1900. Gelatin dry plate negative. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

From left: Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Albumen silver print, printed 1978 by Chicago Albumen Works. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden; Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Gelatin dry plate negative. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

Eugène Atget: Black Smoke and White Shadows
MoMA INSIDE/OUT. February 7, 2012

 
Hannah Höch. Indian Dancer: From an Ethnographic Museum. 1930. Cut-and-pasted printed paper and metallic foil on paper. The Museum of Modern Art. Frances Keech Fund. © 2010 Hannah Höch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Hannah Höch. Indian Dancer: From an Ethnographic Museum. 1930. Cut-and-pasted printed paper and metallic foil on paper. The Museum of Modern Art. Frances Keech Fund. © 2010 Hannah Höch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Pictures of Women
MoMA INSIDE/OUT. May 26, 2010

Helen Levitt. New York. 1971. Chromogenic color print, 18 x 11 15/16" (45.7 x 30.3 cm). Gift of Marvin Hoshino

Helen Levitt. New York. 1971. Chromogenic color print, 18 x 11 15/16" (45.7 x 30.3 cm). Gift of Marvin Hoshino

Levitt in Color
MoMA INSIDE/OUT. March 4, 2010

 

Book Reviews


Frances Benjamin Johnston,  The Hampton Album  ed. Sarah Hermanson Meister. Cover of the trade edition.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, The Hampton Album ed. Sarah Hermanson Meister. Cover of the trade edition.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, The Hampton Album
Richard Woodward — Collector Daily
June 20, 2019

Edward Wallowitch.  Angel Baby . circa 1950. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © Estate of Edward Wallowitch

Edward Wallowitch. Angel Baby. circa 1950. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. © Estate of Edward Wallowitch

A ‘Family of Man’ Reunion by
David Gonzalez, Lens Blog — The New York Times
October 29, 2015

 
Walker Evans.  Parked Car, Small Town Main Street . 1932. Gelatin silver print, 5 1/2 x 8 15/16" (14 x 22.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lily Auchincloss Fund. © 2016 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Walker Evans. Parked Car, Small Town Main Street. 1932. Gelatin silver print, 5 1/2 x 8 15/16" (14 x 22.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lily Auchincloss Fund. © 2016 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A New Look at Walker Evans’s ‘American Photographs’
 David Gonzalez, Lens Blog — The New York Times
August 8, 2013

 
 

Selected Articles


Aperture Magazine #236, Fall 2019
Members Only. Looking back at Mexico City’s photo clubs. By Sarah Hermanson Meister

 
 

Osmos, Issue 10, 2016
Sarah Meister on Jan Groover’s 1973 artist book The Attributes of Positions: Semantics of the Highway

 
“(Almost) Due North: Brazilian Photography at MoMA”.  SP-Arte/Foto 2015 Feira de Fotografia de São Paulo.  São Paulo: SP-Arte, August 2015. pp. 106-114 (Portuguese) and 145-147 (English)

“(Almost) Due North: Brazilian Photography at MoMA”. SP-Arte/Foto 2015 Feira de Fotografia de São Paulo. São Paulo: SP-Arte, August 2015. pp. 106-114 (Portuguese) and 145-147 (English)

Regina Silveira: Enigmas. Aperture #215 (Summer 2014). pp. 106-109

Regina Silveira: Enigmas. Aperture #215 (Summer 2014). pp. 106-109

Regina Silveira: Enigmas. Aperture #215 (Summer 2014). pp. 106-109

Regina Silveira: Enigmas. Aperture #215 (Summer 2014). pp. 106-109

Eugène Atget Pendant L'Eclipse. Osmos, Issue 01 (Summer 2013) Cover. Osmos, Issue 01 (Fall 2013). pp. 34-39

Eugène Atget Pendant L'Eclipse. Osmos, Issue 01 (Summer 2013) Cover. Osmos, Issue 01 (Fall 2013). pp. 34-39