Today is International Museum Day and Magnum Photos has an excellent feature on photographer Elliot Erwitt.
Erwitt’s photographs capturing candid moments of people viewing art … showcase the cultural importance of these (museum) venues, while finding space to be playful within their traditional parameters. “I am a dedicated people watcher who loves to see art and art watchers watching,” Erwitt writes in his book, Museum Watching. “For a photographer, rather than fly casting, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.”
I may not be a museum lover but I do like art and people watching. I am now inspired to visit a museum and take pictures but who knows when that’ll be.
The last time I visited a museum, it was the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NYC. Here are a few photos.
Photos taken at MOMA, New York City, 2018