Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

Enough is enough?

Walker Evans, Penny Pictures Display, Savannah, 1936 (50.1981.g) Leon Levinstein, Wall of photographs, ca. 1957 (2011.53.17) Leon Levinstein, [Untitled], ca. 1980, (139.1999) Weegee, Weegee in his Hollywood Studio, ca. 1950 (20282.1993) Bob Parent, [Weegee and Mel Harris with Weegee’s photographs … Continue reading

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Looking back to Mid-Century Downtown New York

After re-reading Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s book Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk, I’ve been curious to learn more about the New York City that Richard Hell and Patti Smith were inspired by. I’ve been told horror stories … Continue reading

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The Stories of Standard Oil

Gordon Parks, [Portrait of the Owner of the General Store], 1943-50 (149.1983)  Sol Libsohn, U.S. 22, Pennsylvania, 1945 (153.1983) After a rather abrupt ending of funding for the photographic project of the Farm Security Administration, Roy Stryker accepted another challenge: … Continue reading

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Re-reading Edwardian fashion tintypes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at "Beach"],  ca. 1880, 2009.3.1 Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like … Continue reading

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Sleep to Dream

“We are such stuff                                                                         … Continue reading

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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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