Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter: “Our Chicks”!

The Scholl Studio, Our Chicks, ca. 1879 (68.1999) Aleksandras Macijauskas, In the market – 269, 1972 (1138.1986.jjj) Richard Tepe, Nest en Eireu Nau de Welde Eend I., ca. 1910-40 (320.2001)

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Guy Bourdin: “Sighs and Whispers”

Guy Bourdin died on March 29, 1991. Since then his reputation has grown, even though he refused to publish books about his work during his life and only started exhibiting in 1953 under a pseudonym and with an introduction by … Continue reading

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Happy Passover from the Vishniac Archive

Roman Vishniac, [Holocaust survivors gathering outside a building where matzoh is being made in preparation for the Passover holiday, Hénonville Displaced Persons' Camp, Picardy, France], 1947 ©Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography Roman Vishniac, [Holocaust survivor sanding a rolling … Continue reading

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Happy Passover

At sundown tonight begins the celebration of the passover seder. Families will be gathering together for a meal to tell the story of the Jews’ exodus out of Egypt. In the picture below, three men are about to empty their … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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Laughing Ladies

Cecil Beaton, [Katharine Hepburn], 1960 (1253.2005) Garry Winogrand, New York City, 1968, from the series Women are Beautiful, 1981 (283.1984) Leonard McCombe, [Kim Novak laughing at joke by Otto Preminger, New York], 1956 (1103.2005) Toni Frissell, Five Girls Running, New … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlements

At first glance, the photos below do not scream controversy. They are the work of Israeli artist, Efrat Shvily, whose focus since the 1990s has been to capture uninhabited Israeli structures. Shvily’s images appear to be void of context and at … Continue reading

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