If this sounds a little racy for the Met, you might right. But, as curator Malcolm Daniel points out, the museum is chock full of nakedness (just this week, a Tumblr blog surfaced promising to document every nipple in the place). Photography, though, in all of its detail and "accuracy," frames human nudity much more directly than the idealized, classical forms in painting and sculpture. In its specificity, nudity in photography is a different beast. Yet, as "Naked Before the Camera" shows, the same art-historical tropes and historical developments found in more traditional mediums also apply to the nude in photography—it just got a late start.