Now Is Then features images from the 1920s through the 1960s, the golden age of snapshot photography. The photosquirky, elegant, heartbreaking, and heart-warmingboth celebrate and question the conventions of snapshot photography. Texts by well-known visual culture critics offer fresh perspectives on the snapshots and their power over us. Unlike previous explorations of vernacular photography, Now Is Then takes a step forward to look at the broader cultural impact of snapshotswhy we make them, how we use them, why they become relics, and, most importantly, what they reveal about us.
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Offering highlights from the Maresca collection of photographs housed at the Newark Musuem, each of these anonymous, care-worn photographs provides a potent glimpse of America between the 1920s and '60s, long before throw-away digital photography rendered amateur picture-taking less deliberate, m...| Read Full Review of Now Is Then: Snapshots from t...