Monthly Archives: August 2013

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”

I don’t usually fawn over celebrities, but Katharine Hepburn is an exception. She is one of my all-time favorite women, and should be one of yours, too. There are many reasons to adore her, to name just a few: her … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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Ireland: A Love Poem

When photographer Jill Freedman visited Ireland in the 1960s, she found the traditional music enchanting. Returning in 1973, she began documenting life in the Irish countryside, focusing on singular moments that tell a story. She said, “I think of my … Continue reading

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Peter C. Bunnell Collection of Exhibition Posters

ICP houses hundreds of ephemera related to famous photographers and art institutions, including exhibition posters. These posters, used to promote artist shows and museum and gallery exhibitions, span decades and countries. Many of these posters are beautiful works of art … Continue reading

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Pamela Fong: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

In 1987, photographer Pamela Fong sat on a plane next to a pediatrician who worked for a child-abuse prevention center. The horrific stories of molestation the doctor shared resonated with Fong. Because of that one chance meeting, Fong began a … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

In the heat of the summer people find lots of ways to stay cool… Gjon Mili, [Fashion advertisement for Saks Fifth Avenue], ca. 1946 (7.1998) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1977 (27.1992) Martin Munkacsi, [Women on swings], 1928 (2007.110.425)

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Beauty of the Boneyards

Folklore, movies, music, and literature often simplify cemeteries as creepy and sinister “boneyards;” places the living should avoid. A visit to one can certainly invoke an ominous feeling but cemeteries can embody so much more. Many of these sacred places … Continue reading

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Peace from Nagasaki

Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (recto) Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (verso)

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The Beach Awaits

August is here, which means there is only a month left of summer. Time to get to the beach! Elliott Erwitt, Waves, Brighton, 1956 (20.1983) Elliott Erwitt, Beach Group, Sylt, West Germany, 1968 (332.1981) Elliott Erwitt, Amagansett, New York, 1969 … Continue reading

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Girl Ascending

Photographer Melissa Ann Pinney (b. 1953) has been exploring the construction of female identity for almost thirty years.  Initially, her photographs focused mainly on adult women.  But after the birth of her daughter Emma, girlhood became the central theme of … Continue reading

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