Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weegee’s London

Billions of eyes will be glued to coverage of the 2012 London Olympics during the upcoming weeks, but are unlikely to see anything like these warped images of the city taken by Weegee in the early 1960s: Weegee, London, ca. 1960 … Continue reading

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Robert Adams

Robert Adams, On Humbug Mountain, Clatsop County, Oregon, from Turning Back: A Photographic Journey, 1999-2003 This ambitious series of 164 photographs was inspired by the bicentennial celebration of Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition through the Northwest Territory. Between 1999 and … Continue reading

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Florence and the Machine

Florence Henri, Self-portrait, 1938 Florence Henri’s manipulation of mirrors, prisms, and reflective objects to frame, isolate, double, and otherwise interact with her subjects–one of the most distinctive and adventurous features of her photographic work–often confounds viewers’ ability to distinguish between … Continue reading

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Robert Capa’s Tour de France

Robert Capa, [Tour de France], July 1939 Robert Capa, [Tour de France], July 1939 Robert Capa, [Tour de France], July 1939 Robert Capa, [Tour de France], July 1939 As the 2012 Tour de France is coming to an end, we … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Disfarmer

Mike Disfarmer, [Unidentified Woman and Man in front of Cabin], 1930s Mike Disfarmer, Arthur, Doreney, Artisee, Patsy, Oneda, Darlen, ca. 1940s Mike Disfarmer, Eva Dean, Betty Jo, ca. 1940 Mike Disfarmer, [Unidentified Woman and Three Children], ca. 1935 Mike Disfarmer, … Continue reading

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The Carousel

Florence Henri, Cygne, 1928 Brett Weston, Carousel Horse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1937 Weegee, [Injured sailor riding rooster carousel], ca. 1945 Henry Ries, Germany’s future swings in front of Germany’s past, 1946

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Timeless (Cheap Imitation)

Weegee, It’s six o’clock in the morning on the electric clock on top of the Consolidated Edison Company building on Fourteenth Street… I think they have the clock up there to remind the customers to pay their bills, ca. 1945 … Continue reading

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