attended an opening a day ago, showing about 80 prints from over 60 photographers. from the 30's and from today, probably 90% black and white
of note: Elliot Erwitt, who is always outstanding and a few others, of course.
also of note was the relatively poor printing/imaging technique for modern work. while the content is always most important, it was surprising to see entire landscapes out of focus, poor dynamic range, poor tonality. What happened to carrying through the Leica aesthetic right to the print?
a few comments:
the most expensive print was a Mary Ellen Mark for $6,000;
there was an interesting print of Madonna and Edgar Rice Burroughs for $4k (forgot the photog's name, sorry)
a nice shot of RIchard Avedon,
many shots from the 30's and 40's that were great
worth a look