Shoot Captures Photography of Modern Times

Last Thursday during the final leg of Fashion Week, The New Museum hosted the launch of Shoot: Photography of the Moment, a photo book edited by Ken Miller and published by Rizzoli. It is a compilation of works by young and the lived-through-it generations of photographers -- 26 in all -- that run the gamut from the Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans to Juergen Teller and Mark Borthwick to Glynnis McDaris, Kenneth Capello and Tim Barber. Though Shoot may be too selective to be a comprehensive survey, it is a choice sampling that acutely represents the point-and-shoot style and informal aesthetic of contemporary photography -- off-hand, irreverent, raw and immediate -- that has become the gold standard for the past couple of decades and continues to resonate among the younger photographers working today. The book also includes writing by the seminal photographer Stephen Shore and it is available now.

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