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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Berenice Abbott, Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947 (669.1984)

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Theories of Motion

In May of last year, MIT’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography opened with its first exhibition featuring Berenice Abbott. Abbott was hired by MIT to develop photographic imagery for the teachings of physics and spent two years using photography to document the … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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The Lovecats: Celebrating Man’s Very Best Friend on International Cat Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson, New York, 1947 Robert Capa, [Man and cat outside an air-raid shelter, London], June-July 1941 Weegee, [Girl with cat in cradle], ca. 1950 Robert Capa, [Henri Matisse in bed working, his black cat at his feet, (Cimiez) Nice, … Continue reading

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Back to School

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer, which means it’s time to go back to school and those (dreaded) English, history, math, and science classes.  To get you ready, below are photos concentrating on physics and biology. Berenice Abbott, … Continue reading

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Changing Brooklyn

Berenice Abbott, Warehouse (Yuban), Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, New York, May 22, 1936 Located in the part of Brooklyn that is now called DUMBO, the Empire Stores warehouse once housed the Yuban Coffee Company, importers of coffee from South … Continue reading

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Views of Paris

Eugene Atget, Rue Daubenton, Un Coin de la rue Daubenton, 1910 Eugene Atget, Hotel de Luzignan, 8 Rue Elzevir, 1901 Eugene Atget, Escalier, 25 Rue des Blank Manteaux, 1903–04 “I can say that I posses all of Old Paris” – … Continue reading

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“The once-famous Bowery–all that is left of it.” (part 1)

Ewing Galloway, The once-famous Bowery–all that is left of it, 1937 from New York Souvenir Album, Camera Masterpieces, The Golden Guide of the Metropolis, 1937 Berenice Abbott, “El,” Second and Third Avenue Lines, 1936 Weegee, But there is beauty along … Continue reading

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Women of the Photo League

Berenice Abbott, Church of God, December 8, 1936 Vivian Cherry, Game of Lynching IV, 1948 Helen Levitt, New York, July 1939 Sandra Weiner, [Boy in chair on sidewalk], 1940s Lisette Model, At Sammy’s, New York, 1940 Lee Sievan, Third Avenue … Continue reading

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