There are many museums and galleries around the world that house notable photography collections. Here are a few:
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City: MoMA has an extensive photography collection, with over 30,000 works, including iconic photographs by artists such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Alfred Stieglitz.
The Getty Center, Los Angeles: The Getty Center has a large collection of photographs from around the world, including works by contemporary photographers such as Cindy Sherman and Wolfgang Tillmans, as well as historical photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Eadweard Muybridge.
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London: The V&A has a large photography collection, with over 500,000 images dating back to the invention of photography in the mid-19th century. The collection includes works by major photographers such as Man Ray, Irving Penn, and Diane Arbus.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.: The National Gallery of Art has an extensive photography collection, with works by major photographers such as Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams.
International Center of Photography (ICP), New York City: The ICP is a museum dedicated solely to photography and has a collection of over 200,000 photographs, including works by contemporary photographers such as Nan Goldin and Andreas Gursky, as well as historical photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge and Alfred Stieglitz.
Subject matter experts in the field of photography include curators, historians, and critics who specialize in the medium. Some notable experts in the field include Sarah Greenough, Chief Curator and Head of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Sandra S. Phillips, Curator Emerita of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Charlotte Cotton, a curator and writer on photography.