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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer Untitled, August 15, 1915
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, 1921
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtKate Steinitz, Backstroke, 1930
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUmbo (Otto Umbehr), Six at the Beach, 1930
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, circa 1933
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 The Estate of Helen LevittHelen Levitt, New York, 1939
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Estate of Lisette Model; courtesy Baudoin Lebon Gallery; Paris and Keitelman Gallery; BrusselsLisette Model, Coney Island, 1941
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, circa 1946
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Artt; © 2013 Gordon Parks FoundationGordon Parks, Harlem Gang Wars, 1948
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, circa 1950
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtRoy DeCarava, Sun and Shade, 1952
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Photograph: © 2013 The New York TimesGeorge Tames/The New York Times, Pre-Convention Scene, July 6, 1952
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Estate of Bill BrandtBill Brandt, Vastérival Beach, Normandy, 1954
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Magnum Photos; Inc. and Bruce DavidsonBruce Davidson, Untitled, 1959
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, August 23, 1959
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtAssociated Press, Anti-Integration Demonstrators in Birmingham, September 4, 1963
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Photograph: Musem of Modern ArtAnna Chojnacka, The Cult of the Body, 1963
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Estate of William GedneyWilliam Gedney, Untitled, Summer, 1964
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtUnknown Photographer, Untitled, July 1965
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Estate of William GedneyWilliam Gedney, San Francisco, 1966-67
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand; courtesy Fraenkel GalleryGarry Winogrand, Untitled from "Women are Beautiful," 1966
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Tod PapageorgeTod Papageorge, Shea Stadium, 1970
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; William E. Sauro/The New York Times; © 2013 The New York TimesWomen Strike for Equality; New York; August 29; 1970
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand; courtesy Fraenkel GalleryGarry Winogrand, Kent State Demonstration, Washington, D.C., 1970
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 William EgglestonWilliam Eggleston, Memphis, circa 1972
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Suzanne R. DworskySuzanne R. Dworsky Cape Cod, 1978
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Cindy ShermanCindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #9, 1978
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Nicholas NixonNicholas Nixon, Crescent Beach, Revere, Massachusetts, 1979
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Joel SternfeldJoel Sternfeld, After a Flash Flood, Rancho Mirage, California, July 1979
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Nicolas FaureNicolas Faure, Untitled, 1980
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Tod PapageorgeTod Papageorge, Woman in Bikini with Radio, Central Park, 1982
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Judith Joy RossJudith Joy Ross, Untitled, from "Eurana Park, Weatherly, Pennsylvania," 1982
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 James SherwoodJames Sherwood, Untitled, 1983
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Joel SternfeldJoel Sternfeld, Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona, August 1983
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Boris Mikhailov / Artists Rights Society (ARS); New York / VG Bild-Kunst; GermanyBoris Mikhailov, Untitled, 1985-86
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtAndreas Gursky, Ratingen Swimming Pool, 1987
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtMadoka Takagi, Coney Island, Brooklyn, 1990
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Photograph: Museum of Modern ArtTina Barney, Swimming, 1991
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Rineke DijkstraRineke Dijkstra, Odessa, Ukraine, August 4, 1993
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Judith Joy RossJudith Joy Ross, Graduation, Hazleton High School Stadium, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1993
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Mark SteinmetzMark Steinmetz, Maysville, Georgia, 1995
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Photograph: Museum of Modern Art; © 2013 Hank Willis ThomasHank Willis Thomas, It's the Real Thing!, 1978, 2006

A century of summer: photos from MoMA

TONY selects a hundred years of summer scenes from MoMA’s photo collection.

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