The Museum of Contemporary Photography turns 40 in 2016, so of course a celebratory exhibition is in order. Ours, MoCP at 40, showcases contemporary photographic art as we have always seen it: as a wonderful big tent of iconic photographers alongside talented lesser-known image-makers absent from the canonical history books. All the works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects. They have been selected so that our visitors can not only explore some of the extraordinary changes photography has brought to the way humans see the world, but also to offer insight into the museum’s history—our most distinguished exhibitions, publications, programs, and commissions.
Image credit: Elliott Erwitt, Jackie Kennedy at Funeral, 1963, portfolio 1980