Monthly Archives: June 2014

Collective Presence, Collective Resistance

The fierce pussy collective challenge lesbian and queer invisibility by asserting their identities through a number of public projects that push back against heteronormative culture. The increased attention to AIDS and gay rights in the early 1990s galvanized the group … Continue reading

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From Whence The Clouds They Came

Frank Wendt, Jump from the Clouds with the Aid of a Parachute, 1899 (2011.47.123) Robert Capa, [Student makes first jump from 300m, Parachute School, Paris], Fall 1935 (197.1992) Robert Capa, [French air force parachute school at Avignon-Pujaut], 1939 (2010.85.570) Martin … Continue reading

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Bermuda Race June 20th, 2014

Every two years in mid June sailors descend upon Rhode Island to enter a race that will have them travel 635 nautical miles to the finish line on the island of Bermuda. The Bermuda Race, as it is called, was … Continue reading

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Truth in advertising

Often a distinction is made between “commercial” and “artistic” photography but as these works show a photograph can be both at the same time. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, El Sistema Nervioso Del Gran Simpatico, ca. 1929 (1.1979.b)   Gjon Mili, Powder … Continue reading

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Lou Bernstein Can’t Swim

For over 30 years Lou Bernstein spent mornings at the New York Aquarium photographing the lives of the resident sea animals. In his 1992 New York Times Article, The Dance of a Dolphin, Forever Frozen on Film, John Durniak states, … Continue reading

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A Spectator Sport

Morris Gordon [Fans watching horse races, Jamaica Bay, New York], 1948 (2012.121.34) There is much more to horse racing than the race itself. While the appeal of racing horses has long stemmed from the masculine superiority demonstrated in the sheer … Continue reading

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Jerry Uelsmann’s Lesser Seen Images

Jerry Uelsmann, Little Golden Hamburger Tree, 1970, (516.1994) Jerry Uelsmann, Workshop Print, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, 1973, (165.1980) Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled, 1977, (126.1981) Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled, 1992, (2011.78.26)

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