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“Well Done!” 71 Years Ago Today…

PM, November 22, 1943, p. 21 Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic” 71 years ago today, November 22, 1943. After Weegee made one of the most iconic photos in the 20th century, what did he do? And what … Continue reading

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Chim (David Seymour), November 20, 1911

Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled … Continue reading

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Simian shutterbugs

Vu, (The Monkey and the Magic Box), photograph by André Kertész, November 13, 1929 (2007.84.8) With all the hoopla surrounding monkey selfies, let’s not forget that long before “a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)” borrowed David Slater’s camera in … Continue reading

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Lucien Clergue, 1934 – 2014

Lucien Clergue, Matador Antonio Ordonez, San Sebastian, Spain, 1966 (846.1984.d) Lucien Clergue, Beach of Sablons, The Camargue, France, 1977 (846.1984.j) Lucien Clergue, Gypsy child and family, Cannes, France, 1956 (846.1984.b) Lucien Clergue, Picasso, l’antiquaire et Paco Munoz (les trois musiciens), … Continue reading

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ICP: Forty Years Ago

The International Center of Photography opened its first exhibitions on November 16, 1974. Three presentations were organized at ICP’s first home on 5th Avenue at 94th Street: Apropos USSR (1954–1973): Henri Cartier-Bresson, Classics of Documentary Photography, and The Eye of … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera – Part 2 – Interior

Martin Munkacsi, [Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City, 1934 (2007.110.209) Martin Munkacsi, [Diego Rivera's studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.224) Martin Munkacsi, [Diego Rivera's studio, Mexico City], 1934 (2007.110.220) Martin Munkacsi, [Interior of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo’s studio-house, Mexico … Continue reading

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November 12, 1989

25 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.  While his idea of linking information together, creating a web of hypertext information (WorldWideWeb, W3, etc.) I doubt Mr. Berners-Lee could ever have predicted the image macros … Continue reading

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