Monthly Archives: August 2010

Focus on Fashion: Coco Chanel

Horst P. Horst, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937 David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984 David Seidner, Betty Lago, Chanel, 1985 Coco Chanel was one of the world’s top couturiers. From the founding of the House of Chanel in 1909 until her death … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Robert Doisneau, [Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow working on fashion shoot with photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe and model Suzy Parker], 1953 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Panorama of Paris, Suzy Parker in Jacques Fath Gown, 1953 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Natalie in Grès Coat, Kairouan, 1950 … Continue reading

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The Rock Family Affair

John Olson, [Frank Zappa with his parents Francis and Rosemarie Zappa, in Frank Zappa's living room, Los Angeles], 1971 John Olson, [Elton John with mother Sheila and stepfather Fred Fairebrother in their home, northwest of London], 1971 John Olson, [Eric … Continue reading

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To Obtain Fresh Air

Jacob Riis, Keep off the Grass, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Mullen’s Alley, February 12, 1888 Jacob Riis, Dens of Death, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Bone Alley Park Site, ca. 1888–98 Jacob Riis, Mulberry Bend Park, 1900 In the late nineteenth … Continue reading

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“The Chinese” by Liu Zheng

Liu Zheng, Three Country Strippers, Huoshentai, Henan Province, from The Chinese series, 2000 Liu Zheng, Convicts Fetching Water, Baoding, Hebei Province, from The Chinese series, 1995 Liu Zheng, Three Women at a Country Funeral, Longxian, Shaanxi Province, from The Chinese series, 2000 … Continue reading

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The Sébah Studio

Pascal J. Sébah, La Colonne brulée de Constantin, ca. 1880 Johannes Sébah, Mosquée de Sultan Ahmed, ca. 1890 Sébah & Joaillier, Cour et fontaine de la Mosquée Bayazed, ca. 1890 In 1857 photographer Pascal J. Sébah opened a studio in … Continue reading

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Herman Leonard, 1923-2010

Herman Leonard, Dizzy Gillespie, Royal Roost, NYC, 1948 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Ella Fitzgerald, Downbeat Club, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Fats Navarro, NYC, 1948 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Read more about … Continue reading

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