Monthly Archives: September 2010

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Robert Doisneau, M. Barre’s Carousel, 1955 Martin Munkacsi, [Rainy night, Budapest], ca. 1929 Lisa Larsen, [Tram passing the Kremlin on a rainy day, Moscow], ca. 1956

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Flip Side of the Stonewall Raid

ACT UP New York, The First Gay Pride Was a Riot, ca. 1991 With the recent death of Seymour Pine, the police officer who led the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, it seems appropriate to reflect on one of the … Continue reading

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Burt Glinn’s Cuba

Burt Glinn, Young “guerillero” recently in hiding speaks to his first civilian lady, Havana, Cuba, January 1, 1959 Burt Glinn, Fidel Castro in the town liberated by Ernesto Che Guevara delivering a speech that lasts for hours, Santa Clara, Cuba, … Continue reading

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Frozen Margarita

Matthias Vriens, Frozen Margarita, 2007 Dutch photographer Matthias Vriens is a multi-talented artist who seems to succeed in everything he puts his mind to. After breaking his leg and giving up a career as a ballet dancer, Vriens set up … Continue reading

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ICP Goes to the Movies

In honor of the New York Film Festival, which begins this week, we decided to look at some works made by noted photographers on film sets. Although Chim (David Seymour) is much better known for his war photography, he took … Continue reading

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Preview the Mexican Suitcase

One of three boxes containing negatives by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim (David Seymour). © International Center of Photography Robert Capa, [Battle of Teruel, Spain], December 1937 Gerda Taro, [Second International Congress for the Defense of Culture, Valencia, Spain], … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Backstage and On Stage

William Klein, Patrick Kelly, 1987, from Backstage, 1986–92 N. R. Farbman, [Models in evening dresses surrounded by crowd of buyers, Dior fashion show], 1951 Gordon Parks, Paris Showings–Show stoppers of collections where fabulous ball dresses like these Fath designs. The … Continue reading

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Portrait by Katy Grannan

Katy Grannan, Kamika, near Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2003, from Sugar Camp Road To find subjects for several series, American portrait photographer Katy Grannan placed ads in local newspapers: “Art Models. Artist/Photographer (female) seeks people for portraits. No experience necessary. … Continue reading

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Water in Sahel by John Vink

John Vink, Djenné, Mali, January 5, 1986 Water well in front of a mosque. John Vink, Burkina Faso, March 23, 1985 Women carrying water on a 25-minute walk through rough terrain from the well to their house. John Vink, T’ln … Continue reading

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In Celebration of the US Open 2010 Finals

Martin Munkacsi, [Delores del Rio with tennis racket], 1936 Martin Munkacsi, [Tennis player Gottfried Freiherr von Cramm with his wife Elisabeth], ca. 1930 Weegee, [Woman with tennis racket at bus stop], ca. 1941 Walter Baker, [Unidentified Man with Tennis Racket], … Continue reading

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