THE MET FIFTH AVENUE
Through October 8, the Met Fifth Avenue displays African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibit presents more than 150 studio photographs from the mid-20th century, offering a seldom-seen view of the African American experience during World War II and the following decade, a time of war, middle-class growth and cultural change. these photographs are drawn from an important acquisition made by the Met in 2015 and 2017, building on the museum’s holdings in portraiture.
Unknown American makers and Daisy Studio (active 1940s). Studio Portraits, 1940s-50s. Gelatin silver prints. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Twentieth-century Photography Fund, 2015, 2017.