Monthly Archives: May 2013

Theories of Motion

In May of last year, MIT’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography opened with its first exhibition featuring Berenice Abbott. Abbott was hired by MIT to develop photographic imagery for the teachings of physics and spent two years using photography to document the … Continue reading

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Don’t You Wish You Were Here?

Now that it is summer, some lucky New Yorkers will be leaving their towering offices and sweaty subway commutes to go on vacation. Before email, text, and Instagram existed, vacationing men and women would invoke jealousy in their friends and … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I’m not an American citizen and, even though there hasn’t been a war since World War II in my country, I know what war means. Although I’ve never be a soldier, I often ask myself how much a soldier should … Continue reading

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Every Girl Should Feel Like a Queen

May 24 is International Tiara Day. Bill Wood, Billye Wood, 1964 (2010.14.96) Toni Frissell, [Lady Churchill kissing granddaughter Emma on Queen Elizabeth II's coronation day], June 2, 1953 (14.1979) Simon Nathan, Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh, never seen at an opening … Continue reading

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“The Pink Mist”

Abraham Zapruder, [Frame 313 of 8mm home movie of assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dallas], November 22, 1963 (1846.2005) Zapruder Film © 1967 (Renewed 1995) The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza The morning after President John F. Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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Food, the Kitchen, and the Domestic Environment

Documentary photojournalism flourished in the mid-twentieth century. Its popularity was nourished by the invention of the handheld camera, access to and improvement of photographic resources, and advances in printed media production and civilian travel. Photographers embarked on journeys to explore … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 18 is International Museum Day

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day (IMD) in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Every year, International Museum Day has a theme in order to promote museum … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Gas

Esther Bubley, The City Cafe, Tomball, Texas, 1943-50 (126.1983) Harold Corsini, Street Scene, Cushing, Oklahoma, 1943-50 (94.1983) Harold Corsini, Farmers Shopping in Purcell, Oklahoma, 1946 (99.1983) Harold Corsini, Fire Department Personnel, Cushing, Oklahoma, ca. 1946 (98.1983) Todd Webb, Saturday Morning … Continue reading

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Hit the Sack?

Or at least try to hit the balcony… Weegee, [Tenement sleeping during heat spell, Lower East Side, New York], May 23, 1941 (139.1982) Some people hit the place where they work. Weegee, [Man sleeping on shoe shine stand], ca. 1950 … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

The 1939 World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. One of the main exhibits of the fair was “The World of Tomorrow,” which explored the idea of what cities would look like in the future. The design … Continue reading

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