Featuring masterpieces by photographers such as William Fox Talbot, André Kertész, and Edward Weston,Photography at NOMA: Selections from the Permanent Collection explores the museum’s extensive 10,000 – work photography collection and demonstrates the city of New Orleans’ role in the history of photography. In the first comprehensive display of works from its collection since the 1970s, the exhibition will include 130 photographs spanning from the early 1840s to the present and created by some of the most recognizable names in the field, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank, as well as by anonymous photographers. Images of New Orleans will be a connecting thread throughout the exhibition.