July 1st, 2008

Chris Keeley

You might want to argue with the Metropolitan Museum’s choice of the thirteen “masters” who represen

You might want to argue with the Metropolitan Museum’s choice of the thirteen “masters” who represent the high points of photography’s first hundred years (1840 to 1940) in “Framing a Century,” if only because the premise of this trim, instructive survey has all the excitement of an intro-level art-history course. But step into the galleries and look around: every picture is astonishing,and the curator Malcolm Daniel’s choices are sure and sophisticated.