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Sebastião Salgado in Kuwait

Sebastião Salgado, Workers place a new wellhead in an oil well that had been damaged by Iraqi explosives, 1991 (2007.6.9) Looking through the ICP archive’s library, we discovered a 1991 New York Times Magazine with a profile of Sebastião Salgado … Continue reading

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Historic American Panorama of the Moon’s Surface

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, [Panorama of the Moon's Surface with Shadow of Surveyor I], June 2, 1966. Collection International Center of Photography, Museum Purchase, 2014 With the extraordinary news of China’s successful soft landing of a lunar rover on … Continue reading

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SSSerpentsss…

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Snake], ca. 1875 (2008.62.1) Frank Wendt, [Barnum and Baily's Circus Snake Charmer, Miss Maxine], 1913 (2011.47.72) Frank Wendt, [Snake Charmer], 1898 – ca. 1905 (2011.47.74) Vu, (photo by Man Ray), July 23, 1930 (2009.52.104) Chim … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela by Jürgen Schadeberg

Jürgen Schadeberg, [Nelson Mandela with Ruth First at the ANC Congress, Bloemfontein, South Africa], December 1951. Collection International Center of Photography; purchased with funds provided by the ICP Acquisitions Committee, 2014 Jürgen Schadeberg, [ANC President JS Moroka, leader of the … Continue reading

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John Cage was born 102 years ago today

David Seidner, John Cage, 1977 (2007.120.19) The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylight living-working studio… It was a magical day for me: the guru and his disciple. I … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Bill Wood, Billye Wood’s 5th grade class, 1950s (2010.14.186) Chim (David Seymour), [Boy and girl, in a classroom, reading a book, Israel], 1952 (483.1986) Chim (David Seymour), [Children sitting in a classroom, Barcelona], 1938, (2010.103.1) Jacob Riis, Classes in Allen … Continue reading

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Wishing you a fruitful labor day

Lewis Hine, [Worker pressing rubber bodies, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (778.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker stripping bodies off core-bars, Paragon Rubber Company and American Character Doll, Easthampton, Massachusetts, December 1936 (777.1975) Lewis Hine, [Worker … Continue reading

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