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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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A German Colossus in America

Wolf von dem Bussche, American Colossus, portfolio “Homage to Max Ernst”, 1969 (551.1982.a) Wolf von dem Bussche, The Messenger, portfolio “Homage to Max Ernst”, 1971 (551.1982.i) Wolf von dem Bussche, Reception Committee, portfolio “From the Peaceable Kingdom”, 1969 (551.1982.d) Wolf von dem … Continue reading

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Camera Shy

The American photographer Lee Friedlander is well-known and respected for his documentation of the American social landscape. Though there are many wonderful things to write of Friedlander’s street shots and portraits of jazz icons,  I have always been most interested in his strange … Continue reading

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The Photographer’s Shadow

André Kertész, Self Portrait, Paris, 1927 (2011.78.17) Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1966 (673.1986) Robert Frank, Mary, Provincetown, 1958 (362.1984) Ilse Bing, Frankfort, 1930 (24.1991) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Children], September 1942 (457.2005) Weegee, [Spring sunbathers, Coney Island, Brooklyn], March 23, … Continue reading

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André Kertész

André Kertész, Bocskay Tér, Budapest, 1914 André Kertész, In the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1928 André Kertész, My Friends at Cafe du Dome, 1928 André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954 André Kertész (1894–1985) was one of the most important photographers of … Continue reading

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The Faces and Environments of Art and Their Makers

Kurt E. Fishback, Cornell Capa, 1982 Kurt E. Fishback, Chuck Close, 1982 Kurt E. Fishback, André Kertész, 1982 A studio, traditionally viewed as a place for the teaching and study of art, should be considered amongst the most intimate of … Continue reading

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Distortion and Beauty

André Kertész, Underwater Swimming, August 31, 1917 David Seidner, Rosima, ca. 1985 Weegee, [Woman (distortion)], ca. 1946-48/ca. 1955 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of distortion is as follows: distortion (noun) 1: the act of distorting 2: the quality or state … Continue reading

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