Author Archives: mahulme

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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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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Brett Weston’s New York

Brett Weston, [Air vents, New York], 1945 (308.2003) Brett Weston, [Skylight and fences, Midtown, New York], ca. 1945 (324.2003) Brett Weston, [Fire escape, New York], ca. 1945 (325.2003) Brett Weston, [Window reflections, New York], ca. 1971 (281.2003) Although Brett Weston (1911-1993), the … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi, [Fred Astaire], 1936 (2007.110.2320) In his day Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world; his elegant and dynamic pictures of models, actors and athletes inspired photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard … Continue reading

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Fall for Dance

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham–Letter to the World, 1940 (528.1986) Russell Lee, Negro cabaret, Chicago, April 1941 (80.2003) Arthur Rothstein, Tanaquil LeClercq, Ballerina, 1950 (208.1989) Barbara Morgan, José Limón–Cowboy Song, 1944 (531.1986) Fall is dance season in New York, with plenty … 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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