Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

Aerial Photos of Peru by Marilyn Bridges

Marilyn Bridges, Nazca, Peru, “Concorde”, 1979 (450.1983) Marilyn Bridges, Killer Whale, Nazca, Peru, 1979 (449. 1983) Marilyn Bridges, Pathway Into Infinity, Nazca, Peru, 1979 (448.1983) Marilyn Bridges, Feathers, Nazca, Peru, 1979 (447.1983) Marilyn Bridges, Birdman, Nazca, Peru, 1979 (446.1983)

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Secret Lovers

“It was after midnight and jet black. One of those nights when the moon forgets to come out… but the sweethearts like that. I took my shoes off so as not to get sand in them and went walking in … Continue reading

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Sand Hogs of New York City

Carl Mydans, [Sand Hog, working under the East River, New York], 1939 (190.2005) New Yorkers are no stranger to train delays…weeknights, weekends; no time is exempt from rerouted or non-existent service. But who are the tireless workers who control the fate … Continue reading

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Odamasa Store, Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, [Distorted steel-frame structure of Odamasa Store, Hiroshima], November 20, 1945 (2006.1.68) On November 1945, merely three months after the United States detonated an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, U.S. President Harry … Continue reading

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“Hello Dear…” (55 Years Ago Today…)

Weegee, [Letter from Weegee in Los Angeles to Wilma Wilcox in New York], August 4, 1959 Hello Dear… Got the last stuff, Thanks very much… The script & the pictures are now at C.B.S. in New York. for use as … Continue reading

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City as a Canvas

Ernst Haas, Graffiti, May 1974, (145.1976) Joseph Rodriquez, Cindy, Spanish Harlem, 1988, (41.2002) Charles H. Traub, Canarise, Brooklyn, 1988, (452.1991) New York City has endured a rich history with graffiti as both a symbol of the city’s struggle with crime and poverty as well … Continue reading

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Reflections on Louis Faurer

Louis Faurer, New York, ca. 1949 (2013.99.27) “My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing white light … Continue reading

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“Man’s Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”

Weegee, Jet Man Flying Over Unisphere (distortion), ca. 1964 (13149.1993) This year marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Running in two six-month segments from April through October in 1964 … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Harlem

Every year since 2002 the Studio Museum in Harlem has commissioned artists through Harlem Postcards to photograph Harlem as part of an ongoing project to discover and illuminate the cultural, political, and aesthetic diversity of the community. Their unique depictions … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Leonard Speier, West Side Highway, NYC, July 4, 1976 (351.1981) For a dyn-o-mite celebration you have to see the fireworks. This year they will be over the East River and don’t forget to bring your flag!

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