From Sarah Cascone’s article “The iPhone Celebrates Its 10th Birthday with Metropolitan Museum of Art Show” for artnet News:
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened an exhibition of works created entirely using the world-changing device. For “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists,” the museum has commissioned 12 pairs of artists to engage in visual dialogues, sending photos and videos back and forth on their phones for a period of five months.
“Whereas the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy,” reads the exhibition’s introductory wall text. “Photography has become a fluid, instantaneous, ephemeral medium, closer to speaking than to writing.”
“I’ve been thinking mobile phone photography for a long time,” said Mia Fineman, the museum’s associate curator of photography, to artnet News. “It’s a coincidence that the exhibition opened on the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, but it’s a happy coincidence.”