American Masters

The Exhibition that Changed Modern Photography

Clip: Season 33 Episode 6 | 1m 57s

The New Documents exhibition established the three artists as important voices. As curator John Szarkowski noted, they, “redirected the technique and aesthetic of documentary photography to more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life but to know it.”

Aired: 04/19/19

Rating: NR

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