Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Boys of Summer

Mike Mandel, Baseball Photographer Trading Card: Ansel Adams, 1975 Mike Mandel, Baseball Photographer Trading Card: Bill Eggleston, 1975 Mike Mandel, Baseball Photographer Trading Card: Harry Callahan, 1975 Mike Mandel, Baseball Photographer Trading Card: Aaron Siskind, 1975 Mike Mandel, Baseball Photographer … Continue reading

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Ingenious and Impossible: The Immortal Instant Image

Robert W. Fichter, Jonah, 1980 Robert Cumming, Four Corrugated Cubes from One, 1980 Victor Schrager, Olympia, 1980 William Wegman, Elk’s Club, 1980 Betty Hahn, Belladonna, 1980 These photographs constitute the portfolio Five Still Lifes (1980), published by Paradox Editions Limited. … Continue reading

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June Is Pride Month

Gang, Every Dyke Is a Hero, ca. 1990 Gran Fury, Read My Lips (Boys), 1988 Watch the New York Pride parade and join in the festivities this Sunday!

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School of Undressing

Peter Stackpole, [June St. Clair watches Connie Fonzlau clumsily disrobing next to her during a demonstration teaching wives how to undress for their husbands at Allen Gilbert's School of Undressing, New York], 1937 Peter Stackpole, [Connie Fonzlau clumsily disrobing next … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today… A New Kind of Newspaper: “We are for people who are kindly and courageous and honest.”

On June 18, 1940 the first (Vol. 1, No. 1) copy of PM rolled of the presses (leased from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle) and into the hands and under the eyes of eager New Yorkers. From: Ralph Ingersoll To: The … Continue reading

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On the Street in Johannesburg

Nontsikelelo Veleko, Cindy and Nkuli, from the Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder series, 2003–04 Nontsikelelo Veleko, Thato, from the Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder series, 2003–04 Nontsikelelo Veleko, Hloni, from the Beauty is in … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: Beach’s Bookstore

David E. Scherman, Sylvia Beach in the upstairs apartment where she hid her books when the Germans came during the occupation, threatening to close her shop if she would not sell her first edition of “Ulysses.” 1945 David E. Scherman, … Continue reading

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Her Blood Stained Every Stone of the Pyramid!

David (Chim) Seymour, Joan Collins, Land of the Pharaohs, 1955 Pharaoh Cheops (Jack Hawkins): [referring to the jewels in his treasure trove] You wish to know how they were won or where they came from? Princess Nellifer (Joan Collins): No, … Continue reading

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Photographers Photographing Photographers

Juergen Teller, Marc Jacobs advertising campaign S/S 07, William Eggleston with Charlotte Rampling, 2007 I’ve always wondered what this shoot was like.  Had William Eggleston heard of Juergen Teller before showing up that day or did he know of him beforehand?  … Continue reading

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June 11, 2010: World Cup soccer begins

Marc Riboud, Oil workers playing soccer in the desert, Saudi Arabia, 1974 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Spectators at soccer match, ca. 1954 Martin Munkácsi, [Goalkeeper, Budapest], ca. 1928 (printed 2009) Margaret Bourke-White, At all athlete contests women are obliged to sit by … Continue reading

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