Author Archives: Francesca Teodori

About Francesca Teodori

I'm Italian but I live in New York. I work as a photo archivist. I love photography and...

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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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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Retro Polka Dots Are Back in a Big Way!

John Loengard, Florette and Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1981 (189.1987) In fashion, polka dots are usually associated with a retro taste in fabric patterns and a classic style. This pattern has evolved from its appearance on Minnie Mouse’s dress and bow to … Continue reading

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Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. – Mark Twain

Garry Winogrand, [Woman riding bicycle] from Women are Beautiful, 1975 (257.1984) Most bicyclists in New York City obey instinct far more than they obey the traffic laws, which is to say that they run red lights, go the wrong way … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

I’m not an American citizen and, even though there hasn’t been a war since World War II in my country, I know what war means. Although I’ve never be a soldier, I often ask myself how much a soldier should … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 18 is International Museum Day

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day (IMD) in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Every year, International Museum Day has a theme in order to promote museum … Continue reading

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Hit the Sack?

Or at least try to hit the balcony… Weegee, [Tenement sleeping during heat spell, Lower East Side, New York], May 23, 1941 (139.1982) Some people hit the place where they work. Weegee, [Man sleeping on shoe shine stand], ca. 1950 … Continue reading

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