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Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum

April 16 — October 2, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, an exhibition that will present 90 photographic works by female artists from the last 100 years, on view from April 16 to October 2, 2022. Drawn exclusively from the Museum’s collection, thanks to a transformative gift of photographs from Helen Kornblum in 2021, the exhibition takes as a starting point the idea that the histories of feminism and photography have been intertwined.

Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, with Dana Ostrander, Curatorial Assistant, and Caitlin Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography, MoMA.

Leadership contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund, in support of the Museum’s collection and collection exhibitions, are generously provided by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, the Sandra and Tony Tamer Exhibition Fund, The Contemporary Arts Council, Eva and Glenn Dubin, Alice and Tom Tisch, Mimi Haas, the Noel and Harriette Levine Endowment, The David Rockefeller Council, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, the Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, Anne Dias, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Kenneth C. Griffin, The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.

Major contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund are provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Karen and Gary Winnick, and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.

MoMA Audio is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob), M.R.M (Sex), c. 1929–30. Gelatin silver print, 6 × 4 in. (15.2 × 10.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci.

Flor Garduño, Reina (Queen), 1989. Gelatin silver print, 12 1/4 × 8 3/4 in. (31.1 × 22.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Flor Garduño.

Sharon Lockhart, Untitled, 2010. Chromogenic print, 37 × 49 in. (94 × 124.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Sharon Lockhart.

Susan Meiselas, A Funeral Procession in Jinotepe for Assassinated Student Leaders. Demonstrators Carry a Photograph of Arlen Siu, an FSLN Guerilla Fighter Killed in the Mountains Three Years Earlier, 1978. Chromogenic print, 15 3/8 × 23 1/4 in. (39.1 × 59.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Susan Meiselas.

Tatiana Parcero, Interior Cartography #35, 1996. Chromogenic print and acetate, 9 3/8 × 6 3/16 in. (23.8 × 15.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Tatiana Parcero.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Penmanship Class, 1899. Platinum print, 7 3/8 × 9 3/8 in. (18.7 × 23.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci.

Cara Romero, Wakeah, 2018. Pigmented inkjet print, 52 × 44 in. (132.1 × 111.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Cara Romero.

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Vanna Brown, Azteca Style, 1990. Photocollage, 23 9/16 × 30 in. (59.8 × 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie.

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup), 1990. Gelatin silver print, 27 3/16 × 27 3/16 in. (69.1 × 69.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen Kornblum in honor of Roxana Marcoci. © 2021 Carrie Mae Weems.