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A Photographic Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) French photographer Eugène Atget,  (1857-1927) was an unsuccessful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. During his lifetime he focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlements

At first glance, the photos below do not scream controversy. They are the work of Israeli artist, Efrat Shvily, whose focus since the 1990s has been to capture uninhabited Israeli structures. Shvily’s images appear to be void of context and at … Continue reading

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Coffee break

Frank Navara, [Coffee Pot Restaurant, Bremen, Indiana], 1939 Inspired by a picture of a building in Popular Mechanics, Elmer Laudeman turned a wooden silo into the Coffee Pot Restaurant in 1932. Ideally situated on U.S. 6 between Ohio and Illinois, … Continue reading

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