Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition


In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50 best nature and wildlife photographs in the annual Sony World Photography Awards (open competition category)—out of 173,000 entries! While the museum staff is used to hearing about their co-workers talents, Cyril’s stunning shot of a yawning lion begs to be shared with everyone else. I caught up with Cyril during one of his patrols through the Western art wing of the museum. Read more [...]

Paris Photo Los Angeles: A Photographic Celebration


It was around the end of April and I was still suffering from the cold of my first winter in New York, when I had the opportunity to choose a professional travel destination as a MoMA intern in the Department of Photography. And what better escape could there be than a photographic journey to California? Welcome to Paris Photo Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, 2014. Photo: Angeliki Kounava The occasion: Paris Photo Los Angeles. (Even the title seemed to evoke a promising event.) One of the major international Read more [...]

New NG Book- RETRONAUT: The Photographic Time Machine


WASHINGTON (July 3, 2014)—Photographs serve as mementos from our favorite moments — but photos also have the power to change the way we think about history. This fall, Chris Wild, creator of the Internet sensation Retronaut.com, which attracts more than 1 million viewers each month, will show you the past like you’ve never seen it before with his new book from National Geographic, RETRONAUT: The Photographic Time Machine (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1426213830, Sept. 2, 2014; hardcover; Read more [...]

From discarded suitcase to art gallery: The photographic works of Miki Nitadori


On view at Honolulu Museum at First Hawaiian Center is Reflect: Miki Nitadori, a series of photographs printed on textiles. That the artworks exist at all is almost a miracle. The images that Paris-based artist Nitadori uses were thrown out in a suitcase in Lahaina, and through a circuitous case of kismet, made their way to her. Nitadori, who was born in Japan and moved to Maui with her family at the age of 9, talks about her works in Reflect. On view through March 31. The way you came to own the Read more [...]