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New Documents Exhibition collection

Identifier: AG 99

Scope and Contents

The New Documents Exhibition collection is contained in two folders housed in one box. Included are seven 8 x 10 inch prints of installation views. Also included are five photocopies of contact sheets depicting the photographs included in the exhibition.


  • 1967


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Photographs are for study purposes only. No reproductions without permission. See the Archivist for information.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Historical Note

The New Documents Exhibition was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from February 28-May 7, 1967. This exhibition was curated by John Szarkowski, Director of the Department of Photography, and featured 90 photographs by Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand prior to becoming well-known photographers. As described in an exhibition statement by Szarkowski, these works displayed a shift away from the social reform-oriented early documentary photographs, taking instead a more subjective approach toward American documentary photography.


2 Folders (Fraction of a linear foot)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


This collection contains materials relating to the New Documents Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, 1967. Contained in the exhibit was work by Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand. Seven 8 x 10 inch prints showing installation views of the exhibit are included as are five photocopied pages of contact sheets documenting the photographs in the exhibit. The collection is inactive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1989.

Related Materials

AG 72, Garry Winogrand archive

AG 188, Garry Winogrand miscellaneous collection

AG 117, Lee Friedlander collection


  • Gefter, Philip. The Exhibit that Transformed Photography. The New Yorker, Cond√© Nast, 23 March 2017, Accessed 03 December 2020.
  • New Documents. MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, Accessed 03 December 2020.


  1. New Documents Exhibition
  2. Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

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The finding aid was updated by Tai Huesgen in December 2020.

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Repository Details

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