The Museum’s Photography collection boasts 3,000 photographs that span the history of the medium.

The collection has particular strengths in works by European masters of modernism such as Alexander Rodchenko, August Sander and Albert Renger –Patzch; examples by Bauhaus principals Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes; and significant holdings by husband-and-wife, Dusseldorf artists Bernd and Hilla Becher. Mid-century American holdings include works by Danny Lyon, Larry Clark, William Eggelston, Dave Heath, and Ralph Gibson.

The contemporary international emphasis of the photography collection is anchored by significant works from Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Gilbert and George, Candida Höfer, Alfredo Jaar, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Wall.