Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Salvador Dalí and wife attending New Year’s Eve party, New York City, January 1956 (239.1989)

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Merry Christmas!

Berenice Abbott, Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947 (669.1984)

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Appreciating Lisa Larsen

Alfred Eisenstaedt, [Lisa Larsen], ca. 1953 (2008.4.316) When people think of LIFE’s pioneering female photographers, usually it’s Margaret Bourke White who springs to mind. But much can be said for Lisa Larsen (1925-1959), who photographed a wide array of subjects … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Shimpei Takeda

Shimpei Takeda, Trace #7, Nihonmatsu Castle, 2012 (2013.4.3) Thanks to the generosity of the ICP Acquisitions Committee, ICP recently purchased six prints by photographer Shimpei Takeda, who was born forty miles from the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster … Continue reading

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MoMA: Past, Present, and Future

The Museum of Modern Art has had different stages of development, each characterized by an expansion. In 1939, after having already moved three times in ten years, the museum found its permanent location on West 53rd Street, where it remains … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Jürgen Schadeberg, Nelson Mandela, Treason Trial, 1958 (2012.84.1)

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The Female Body and the Voyeuristic Male Gaze

Chim (David Seymour), [Bernard Berenson, at the age of 90, looking at sculpture in the Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy], 1955 (1122.2002) Much of the way we can understand photography of the body must be related to the male gaze. The … Continue reading

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Being a Photographer Is a State of Mind…

Weegee the Fifth Beetle, ca. 1967 (2210.1993) [Weegee taking a photograph], ca. 1940 (19819.1993) [Weegee with naked women on swings during the production of Shangri-La], ca. 1960 (20251.1993) Photographer Weegee Disguised as an Ice Cream Peddler in Theater, ca. 1943 (19825.1993) … Continue reading

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