When he started collecting avant-garde photographs, Thomas Walther probably had no idea that he was putting together what would become one of the great modernist collections that illustrates a defining moment in the development of photography. Today, the importance of the Walther collection can be glimpsed while wandering through the rooms of Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949, the extraordinary exhibition which runs through April 19th at the MoMA in New York.
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