Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bloody Sunday through Gilles Peress’s Eyes

Gilles Peress, Bottom of William Street one minute before the British First Parachute Regiment opened fire, killing thirteen civilians–an event now known as Bloody Sunday, Derry, Ireland, January 30, 1972 A young man, Jim Wray, sits down in defiant but … Continue reading

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Spider Girl

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1913, Levitt lived and worked in New York until her death in 2009. A high school drop out, Levitt was teaching art to children in 1937 when she purchased a … Continue reading

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Atget, Archivist of Paris

Eugène Atget, [39, rue de Paris, Houdan], 1908 Eugène Atget, [Hôtel de Choisy, 8, rue de Barbette, Paris], 1901 Eugène Atget, [Balcony railing, 15, rue de Petit Pont, Paris], 1913 Eugène Atget, [Ornamental ironwork, Collégiale Notre Dame, Dammartin-en-Goële], 1921 Eugène … Continue reading

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Fifty Years on the New York City Subway

Weegee, Subway Serves as Blackout Shelter, August 13, 1943 Lee Sievan, Ninth Avenue Local, South Ferry, 1940s Danny Lyon, IRT 2, South Bronx, New York City, 1979 Bruce Davidson, New York Subway, 1980 Steven Siegel, Fourth Avenue Subway Station, 1995

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Truth Now

Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, 1864 Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, 1864 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Danny Lyon, photographer), NOW, ca. 1968

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A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project

Yto Barrada, Girl in Red, Tangier, 1999, from the series A Life Full of Holes: The Strait Project Barrada, an ICP alumni and participant in two ICP Triennials, describes her project: The word strait, like its French—and as chance would … Continue reading

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Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

Unidentified Photographer, Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, ca. 1868–72 In 1867, the governments of the former Confederate states were restructured to reflect the new political order of the post-Civil War South. Federal troops oversaw the implementation of the … Continue reading

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