Art: Lens Master

Manhattan's classy, glassy Museum of Modern Art prides itself on being up-to-date. But last week the Museum opened a show that at first glance looked decidedly oldfashioned. On the walls were 98 photographs by Old Master Alfred Stieglitz, who was 82 when he died last summer. The pictures ranged from 1889 to 1935; included horsecarts, snowstorms, "portraits" showing only the hands, unabashedly sexy nudes, and studies of clouds.

Visitors accustomed to the sharp, snappy shots that cram the pages of picture magazines and camera annuals might wonder why critics rate Stieglitz the greatest...

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