Monthly Archives: December 2011

Uranium Robots

Les Krims, Untitled, from the Uranium Robots series, 1976 Buffalo-based photographer Les Krims held a robot suit building contest in 1976, which was inspired by Japanese toy robots and cartoons he saw when he visited the country two years earlier. … Continue reading

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Pocket Photographs: The Carte-de-Visite Revisited

Abraham Bogardus, Jubilee Singers, ca. 1876 Mathew B. Brady; published by E. & H.T. Anthony and Co., [Edwin Booth and his daughter Edwina], 1865 Broadbent & Phillips, [Unidentified Union Soldier], ca. 1862-65 Charles Eisenmann, The Original Eliophobus Family: Rudolph Lucasie, … Continue reading

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Robert Mapplethorpe’s Christmas Tree

Robert Mapplethorpe, [Christmas Tree], 1987

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Where’s Weegee?! Smash-up Edition

Three car crashes. Very few clues. Does anyone recognize the location of these fender-manglers? Leave a comment or email espindel (at) icp.org! Weegee, Crash, 1942-44 Maybe Tudor City? Weegee, [Car crash], 1940s Weegee, Girl jumped out of car, and was … Continue reading

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Gold (in Silver)… part 2

Margaret Bourke-White, South Africa – Mining recruits are fingerprinted, the tribesman’s way of signing contract as a gold miner. These Natives, Pondos from the southeast, are signed up by National Recruiting Corporation official after quick oral reading of the contract. … Continue reading

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Where’s Weegee?!

Here at ICP we’re full-on in preparation for our upcoming Weegee exhibition. As part of that preparation, we’ve been working hard to identify the precise location where several of Weegee’s photographs were taken. For a few of these, though, we … Continue reading

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Fame: Celebrity, Photography, and the Deconstruction of an Archetypical Icon?

Weegee, Marylin Monroe, ca. 1952 Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 Martin Munkacsi, [Jean Harlow, Hollywood], ca. 1937 Weegee, [Movie star signing autographs at … Continue reading

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