Monthly Archives: March 2012

What’s the Point?

Pointing fingers is rude. W. Eugene Smith, British actor, playwright, and composer, Noel Coward, 1949 In western cultural codes and etiquette, we are taught not to point fingers at people, as it is unacceptable. Quite naturally, being pointed at is … Continue reading

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To Hold, Comb & Clip

Lisette Model, Rome, 1966 Graciela Iturbide, Girl with Comb, 1979 Richard Avedon, Model Lauren Hutton in a variation on the traditional Japanese Samurai hair fashion the chonmage, 1969

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It Might As Well Be Spring

Ernst Haas, Central Park, Spring, 1970 Cornell Capa, [Spring in Hyde Park, London], 1951

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Moving Pictures

Unidentified Photographer, Evacuation of the Louvre Art Treasury – The “Raft of the Medusa” of Gericault evacuated from the Louvre in a truck that usually carries stage scenery, 1939 Weegee, [Gallo, 15 Downing St.]. ca. 1956 Weegee, [Reliable Thrift Shop], … Continue reading

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Considering the Frameworks

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina, 1987 Lorna Simpson, Partitions & Time, 1991 Carrie Mae Weems, Mirror, Mirror, 1987

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Happy Pi Day!

Today is the 14th of March, alternatively March 14 or even 3/14. Not unnaturally, today is also Pi Day. Celebrated by mathematicians all over the world in honor of the number Pi (or π), the ratio of a circle’s circumference … Continue reading

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A Swelling Roar Up Above

Robert Doisneau, Les Helicopteres, 1972             Graciela Iturbide, The Cemetery, 1988

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Bike Week

Bike Week (March 9-18), a celebration of bikers and their bikes since 1937, begins today in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since the creation of the motorcycle, many photographers have captured the personalities of these machines, their owners, and their families. This … Continue reading

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Happy Purim!

HAPPY PURIM! Roman Vishniac, Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, New York, late 1940s ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Surprise Lake Camp was established in 1902 by the Educational Alliance to serve the underprivileged residents of New York … Continue reading

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Doris Ulmann – A History Lesson

Doris Ulmann, [Child, South Carolina], ca. 1929-32 A little girl between seven and ten years old takes a step towards the viewer. Her splayed hands suggest she’s unsure of her footing, her feet positioned as if walking a plank or … Continue reading

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