Monthly Archives: July 2013

Little Golden Hamburger Tree

Jerry Uelsmann, Little Golden Hamburger Tree, 1970 (516.1994) Since the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann has been combining multiple negatives in the darkroom to create surrealistic photographs. His photographs vary in content and subject matter, though a number of motifs can be … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World, Prince George!

Prince George Alexander Louis, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 PM on July 22, 2013–and he’s already had his first photo op. In honor of the prince’s birth, here are a few images … Continue reading

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Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island

Harold Feinstein, Children of Paradise/Coney Island, 1977 (624.1982) As the summer crowds flock to the beaches, Coney Island street photographer Harold Feinstein reminds us through his work that everyone enjoys fun in the sun.  In a 1995 interview, Feinstein said, … Continue reading

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Vik Muniz’s Memory Rendering of 3-D Screening

Vik Muniz, Memory Rendering of 3-D Screening, 1989/95 (155.1998.7) Vik Muniz didn’t start out wanting to be an artist or a photographer. He claims there are few photographs of him growing up in Brazil because his family did not believe … Continue reading

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1939 Tour de France

Today marks the end of the 100th edition of the Tour de France, arguably the most famous bike race in the world. Much has changed. here are images captured by Robert Capa during the 1939 Tour, which was won by … Continue reading

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Ed Kashi Challenges Stereotypes with “Aging in America”

Today is the kickoff of the National Senior Games, a biennial, nineteen-sport competition for men and women over the age of fifty.  Since its inception in 1987, the Games have attracted thousands of athletes from across the United States to … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Metropolitan Opera

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera House distortion], ca. 1966 (12937.1993) July 16 is the start of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Founded in 1883, the Opera is now in its 129th season. In the 1940s, Weegee photographed the Metropolitan Opera, resulting in … Continue reading

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