READ: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York Acquires Vintage NASA Photographs

MoMA Collects: NASA Photographs of the Apollo Missions

Sarah Meister (Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA) on vintage NASA photographs in the collection

From the museum website: "The Apollo space program, which conducted 12 manned missions between 1961 and 1975, was the first to bring humans to the moon, and has become a cultural touchstone. The most famous mission, of course, is Apollo 11, when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon. These scientific triumphs were mainly communicated to the world through imagery: photographs and film footage that made front-page and headline news around the world. MoMA has recently acquired a group of 51 of these photographs, from three of the Apollo missions: 46 color and black-and-white images from Apollo 11, one black-and-white photograph from Apollo 12, and four black-and-white photographs from Apollo 15."

Vintage NASA Photographs displayed at MoMA, New York (2016)

Vintage NASA Photographs displayed at MoMA, New York (2016)

Display Caption, MoMA, New York (2016)

Display Caption, MoMA, New York (2016)

Henry Little