Metropolitan Museum to Showcase Photography Collection

02_Depth%20of%20Field_Becher_Watertowers_1967_1980_MMA_FF.JPGNew York City’s venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art is not the first place you think of when contemporary photography comes to mind. Nevertheless, the Met has been collecting the work of today’s photographers for many years, and art lovers will get a chance to see a lot of it in one room when the museum unveils its new Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography in September. The inaugural installation, Depth of Field (September 25 through March 23, 2008), showcases key images the Met has acquired over the past 20 years, some of them by legendary shutterbugs Richard Prince, Nan Goldin, Jeff Wall, and Cindy Sherman.