Monthly Archives: April 2013

Propaganda

Propaganda can serve multiple means. It can help advance a progressive cause, it can challenge our own beliefs and assumptions or reinforce stereotypes. Photography is a very malleable tool, which, often combined with words, can serve such aims effectively. Barbara … Continue reading

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James VanDerZee

James VanDerZee, [Group in car], ca. 1920s (753.1990) James VanDerZee, The Actor, 1922 (853.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1923 (650.1990) James VanDerZee, Escape Artist, 1924 (883.1990) James VanDerZee, A Pioneering Negro-Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Boy], 1927 … Continue reading

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Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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International Mother Earth Day

“Nature is beyond all teaching.” Proverbs are defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. When in the past our survival was clearly related to nature, proverbs were a common and popular form to transmit nature’s knowledge. Therefore, I decided to … Continue reading

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Love Me, Love My Dog

Filling the role of Man’s Best Friend below are some featured pups being embraced, ogled, petted, held, hugged, and loved by their owners. Dogs with style: Chim (David Seymour), [Peggy Guggenheim on the Grand Canal, Venice], 1950 (354.1982) Dogs with … Continue reading

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Harold Feinstein Inspires Us for National Garden Month

Harold Feinstein is a well-known photographer who was born in Coney Island in 1931 and lives in Brooklyn. New York City (and Coney Island in particular) has been the inspiration for his black-and-white street photography for over sixty years.  In … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Sam Falls

Sam Falls, Crayon Roofs, 2011 (2013. 3.1) Courtesy Higher Pictures Thanks to the generosity of the Acquisitions Committee, ICP recently acquired a unique work by ICP-Bard alumni Sam Falls. Mixing photography, painting, drawing, computer rendering, video, printmaking, and sculpture, Falls’ … Continue reading

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In a Dream

Jenny Holzer, Selection from the Survival Series from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, 1983-83 (published 1991) (2.1998.l) Thomas Ruff, Constellations from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw … Continue reading

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Consuelo Kanaga: African-American Portraitist

Consuelo Kanaga, Annie Mae Merriweather, 1936 (14.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, Frances, 1936 (15.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, She Is a Tree of Life to Them, 1950 (21.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, After years of hard work, 1950 (19.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, The Question, 1950 (22.1982) There … Continue reading

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Words on the Street

The following selection of street photography is inspired by the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Street. Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1966 (673.1986) The Street exhibit is a collection of images, film footage, sketches, and other mixed media from the … Continue reading

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