Author Archives: mahulme

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

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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)

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Beach Awaits

August is here, which means there is only a month left of summer. Time to get to the beach! Elliott Erwitt, Waves, Brighton, 1956 (20.1983) Elliott Erwitt, Beach Group, Sylt, West Germany, 1968 (332.1981) Elliott Erwitt, Amagansett, New York, 1969 … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Using Central Park

Over the years Central Park has been used for many purposes: Bruce Davidson, Central Park, New York City, 1960 (2011.2005) Ernst Haas, Who has the floor? (Central Park), 1972 (79.1976) Tod Papageorge, Alice in Wonderland, 1978 (886.2000) W. Eugene Smith, Central … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things to Do in the Summer

Lou Bernstein, NY City, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 Lou Bernstein, Ebbets Field, 1955 Lou Bernstein, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1947 Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), a noted New York photographer, was part of a circle of New York-based photographers … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

David Seidner: From Fashion to Flowers

David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984 David Seidner, Helena Bonham Carter, 1998 David Seidner, Valentino, Italian Vogue, 1984 David Seidner, Pink Orchid, 1999 David Seidner (1957-1999) was best known as a fashion photographer during the 1980s and 90s.  He moved to Paris … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh

Weegee, The Critic, 1943 Marie Hansen, Mrs. George Washington Kavanaugh at Metropolitan Opera intermission, 1944 She is the subject of one of Weegee’s most famous images (The Critic), but who was the woman in the white fur coat?  She was … Continue reading

Posted in Fans in a Flashbulb | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments