Modern Photography

Modern Photography was a monthly magazine focused on photography that was published in the United States from 1937 to 1989.Image:modern-photography-sample-cover

The magazine covered a range of topics related to photography, including camera and lens reviews, techniques, and profiles of photographers. It was known for its high-quality photography and technical expertise, and was widely read among both amateur and professional photographers.

Modern Photography was originally founded in 1937 by William Ziff, Jr. as a supplement to Popular Photography magazine, which was also published by Ziff's company. The magazine quickly gained popularity and became a standalone publication in 1940.

In its early years, Modern Photography played an important role in the development of 35mm cameras and photographic techniques. Many notable photographers contributed to the magazine, including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Bernice Abbott.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Modern Photography began to shift its focus towards more consumer-oriented content, with an emphasis on camera and equipment reviews. However, the magazine continued to publish high-quality photography and maintain a loyal following among photography enthusiasts.

Despite its longstanding popularity, Modern Photography faced declining readership in the late 1980s, and was eventually merged with another photography magazine, Popular Photography, in 1989.

Today, Modern Photography is remembered as an influential publication in the history of photography, and its archives continue to be valued as a resource for photographers and photography historians.{{Categories}}

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