Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day of the Disappeared

Eli Reed, Families looking for “disappeared” relatives in the “Book of Missing,” Human Rights Commission Office, San Salvador, 1982 (395.2005) Susan Meiselas, Collection contributions for the families of the “disappeared” in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, San Salvador, 1979 (375.2005) … Continue reading

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Diez Desnudos

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Siests en la Hierba, 1979 (printed 1981) (252.1995) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Xipetotec, 1979 (printed 1981) (251.1995) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Fruta Prohibida, 1976 (printed 1981) (557.1984) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Espejo Negro, 1936 (printed 1981) (253.1995) The body of woman is a poem … Continue reading

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Magritte with Hat

Duane Michals, Magritte with Hat, 1965 (2012.39.1) “Among my pantheon of myths, Rene Magritte casts the furthest shadow of illumination,” says Duane Michals about meeting the Belgian artist in 1965. “I was 33 and he was 65 when I visited him … Continue reading

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Lala Deen Dayal: “Bold Warrior of Photography”

Lala Deen Dayal, Old Mosque in Laifabad, ca. 1880s (126.1980) Enumeration of achievements of pioneering Indian photographer Lala Deen Dayal (a leading court photographer in the Princely states of India in the late nineteenth century, whose patrons included the Maharaja … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Hats

Seeberger Frères, [Two Unidentified Women, Deauville, France], August 18, 1912 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Janet MacLeod wearing a black-eyed veil attached to a hat by Lilly Daché, New York City, 1937 LIFE, October 5, 1942 Jack Delano, Miss Selma Barbour, Manager of … Continue reading

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Piet Zwart

Piet Zwart, [Advertisement for a heavy duty paper insulated cable], ca. 1925 (2012.9.1) Piet Zwart, [Advertisement for Concentric Paper insulated, Lead-Covered and Single Wire Armoured Cable], ca. 1925 (2012.9.2) Renowned for his innovative graphic design, Piet Zwart (1885-1977) worked as … Continue reading

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Mitch Epstein’s American Power

Mitch Epstein, Amos Power Plant from the American Power series, 2007 This quiet neighborhood view in Raymond City, West Virginia, opens Mitch Epstein’s book  American Power (2009). Amid a bucolic fall panorama we see a cozy middle-American backyard with a … Continue reading

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