Monthly Archives: March 2010

Just War

Catherine Leroy, Corpsman in Anguish, 1967 Catherine Leroy, Corpsman in Anguish, 1967 Catherine Leroy, [American soldiers in battle, Vietnam], 1967 Catherine Leroy, [American soldiers in battle, Vietnam], 1967 Just war… Just peace…

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Herman Leonard’s Jazz Portraits

Herman Leonard, Duke Ellington, Paris, 1958 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Charlie Parker with the Metronome All Stars, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, … Continue reading

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Dario Mitidieri’s Children of Bombay

Dario Mitidieri, Savita, a two and a half years girl from North Bombay, performs for Arab tourists near the Taj-Mahal Hotel, from the Children of Bombay series, 1992 Dario Mitidieri, Lunch time at Dongri Children’s Remand Home. It is Asia’s … Continue reading

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The Status of the Intellectual in Chinese Society

Wang Qingsong, Night Revels of Lao Li, 2000 Wang Qingsong on the ideas behind his monumental scroll photograph: My mind has been haunted by the position and destiny of the Chinese people over our long history. Today, in a time … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Bruce Davidson, Teenager Combing Her Hair in Cigarette Machine Mirror, 1959 Perusing ICP’s collection of images of New York I was struck by how entwined the city once was with … Continue reading

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Lorna Simpson – 2010 ICP Infinity Award Winner

Lorna Simpson, Untitled (melancholy dame/carmen jones), 2001 ICP is delighted to announce the winners of the 2010 Infinity Award, including Lorna Simpson (Art). See the complete list here.

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Housewife’s Week’s Work (in 1947)

Nina Leen, [Housewife Marjorie McWeeney amid symbolic display of her week's housework], 1947 “Woman’s Dilemma,” Life, June 16, 1947, p. 105 A nice husband, three fine children keep her busy 100 hours a week. Mrs. John McWeeney of Rye, N.Y. … Continue reading

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Charles Moore, 1931-2010

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958 Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958 Charles … Continue reading

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Primate Photography

Weegee, “Hypo,” my assistant, ca. 1950 Weegee, prescient and perceptive, didn’t need a ouija board to predict the popularity of primate photography…. Presenting the photogenic primate photographer, the simian shutterbug, Nonja (a 33-year-old female orangutan). Sure, this probably is the … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?

Nikki S. Lee, The Hispanic Project (25), 1998 Nikki S. Lee, The Ohio Project (7), 1999 Nikki S. Lee, The Yuppie Project (14), 1998 In her body of work Projects, Nikki S. Lee immerses herself into various subcultures, transforming her physical body … Continue reading

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