I went to MOMA today for the HCB show. A bit intimidating at first as the line stretched around the corner about 10 minutes after the museum opened. We came back about an hour later and the line was a managable 25 people and 5 minutes. A bit more of a wait to pay once inside the museum.
Surprisingly, the show itself wasn't too crowded, with some completely open areas allowing me to get close to the photos.
I was a little disappointed in the overall show. Too many photos were on display, some quite ordinary. Obviously, all the iconic images he made were there as well, but some of the "vintage" prints don't seem to be doing well - rather muddy with a real lack of contrast. MOMA had a panel near the entrance to address this, as obviously they noticed it too. They ascribed it to the printing style in the 1930's, but I wonder if these were actually work prints that were underfixed and are turning brown and fading.
I'm going to try to go back and give it a second look - perhaps I'm just being too harsh.