"Pictures of the Times: A Century of Photography From The New York Times."
No single photograph can sum up the cultural climate of a decade. But the images shown here capture something of the flavor of their times, particularly in the second half of the century, with the gradual merging of high and low culture. It was an era in which the news photograph yielded increasingly to the up-close-and-personal style that explored a subject's character beyond the necessities of mere identification and illustration.
The show was assembled by Mark Bussell and Nancy Weinstock, picture editors at The Times, and Peter Galassi and Susan Kismaric, photography curators at the Modern, who spent more than a year reviewing some 1.5 million images.