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Comraderie

Unidentified Photographer, [Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin looking out window of USS Hornet], July 24, 1969 (2012.99.12) Krisanne Johnson, A young HIV-positive woman who works in the garment industry laughs with friends at her rented one-room home, Matsapha, … Continue reading

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Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. – Mark Twain

Garry Winogrand, [Woman riding bicycle] from Women are Beautiful, 1975 (257.1984) Most bicyclists in New York City obey instinct far more than they obey the traffic laws, which is to say that they run red lights, go the wrong way … Continue reading

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About Cleaning

William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature in 1844. This book, the first photographically illustrated publication that was commercialized, contained twenty-four calotypes. A short text, describing the picture and its photographic process, accompanied each plate. The Open Door … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Toni Frissell, [Lady Churchill kissing granddaughter Emma on Queen Elizabeth II's coronation day], June 2, 1953 (14.1979) Vu, “Tommy quitte la Rhénanie,” September 18, 1929 (2009.52.62) Danny Lyon, Corky and Funny Sonny, Chicago, 1966 (2010.3.15) Weegee, [Kissing at the drug … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon

In 1966 and 1967, Danny Lyon documented the demolition of hundreds of buildings to make way for the construction of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. In addition to photographing the buildings and their interiors, Lyon also made portraits of … Continue reading

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“There are thousands in the phone booth”

In the subway, on the streets, in the park, at the library, red, blue or yellow but always empty! The phone booths have been deserted, thanks to the arrival of mobile phones comfortably installed in almost every urban citizen’s pocket. … Continue reading

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Bike Week

Bike Week (March 9-18), a celebration of bikers and their bikes since 1937, begins today in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since the creation of the motorcycle, many photographers have captured the personalities of these machines, their owners, and their families. This … Continue reading

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