Monthly Archives: January 2014

Capa in Color

Robert Capa, [Ernest Hemingway and his son Gregory, Sun Valley, Idaho], October 1941 (2013.92.32) Capa in Color opens tomorrow and will be on view at ICP until May 4, 2014. It is the story of an incredible resurrection: from the 1940s, … Continue reading

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The Aestheticization of Violence and the Aestheticization of Banality

A modern method of destruction (total obliteration) for a modern way of life! Nations are built on violence. The United States of American gained hegemony after the Second World War was ended through the use of two nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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“Cold Weather Picture”

Weegee, Cold Weather Picture, March 8, 1941 (16232.1993) “Thousands of automobiles parked overnight were found like this by their owners Saturday morning.” PM, March 9, 1941 Many folks in the tri-state area awoke to a similar scene this morning!

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The Lost Art of Auschwitz

In the 1980s, photographer Joseph Czarnecki began visiting Auschwitz and recording the art and graffiti he found on the walls of the concentration camp. In his book Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz, published in 1989, Czarnecki tells the … Continue reading

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Nickolas Murray

Nickolas Muray, [D. H. Lawrence], ca. 1925 (1172.2005) Nickolas Muray was born Hungary in 1892. He moved to New York in 1913 after studying photoengraving in Berlin. Muray worked in New York as a portrait, fashion, and advertising photographer until … Continue reading

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Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua: The Photo-book

Susan Meiselas, Awaiting counter attack by the National Guard, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1978 (189.2003.5) Documentary photographers are constantly faced with the ethical issues, political implications, and opportunism associated with the exploitative nature of photography. This image by Susan Meiselas was the … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Attributed to George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 (2007.56.1) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mont Tremblant, Canada, 1943 (303.1989) Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, January 1974 (17.1994) John Loengard, Henry Moore’s Sheep Piece, 1983 (195.1987)

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