Art and Photography

Alina Oswald

How visiting museums and art galleries can better our photography work

First of all, I admit that, as a photographer, I should make more time time to go to museums and galleries more often, especially when I’m a lucky gal (I realize that) living pretty close to famous museums such as The Met, The Whitney, and many others. I believe that we need art–as therapy; as a form of expression; as a way to open our eyes, minds, and also hearts…. I also believe that, as photographers, we have much to learn from looking at art and surrounding ourselves with art in any form.

Therefore I’ve decided to take advantage of the pay-what-you-want museum nights in New York City, and check out The Whitney Museum.

The last time I visited The Whitney was more than two years ago, to interview and photograph artist, activist and author Avram Finkelstein for A&U…

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