Monday, July 09, 2007
John Szarkowski, Curator of Photography, Dies at 81
By PHILIP GEFTER @ New York Times
John Szarkowski, a curator who almost single-handedly elevated photography’s status in the last half-century to that of a fine art, making his case in seminal writings and landmark exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, died in on Saturday in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 81.
The cause of death was complications of a stroke, said Peter MacGill of Pace/MacGill Gallery and a spokesman for the family.
Posted by David Emerick at 1:56 PM