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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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On the Road with Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon, Brucie, his CH, and Crazy Charlie, McHenry, Illinois, 1966 Danny Lyon, From Dayton to Columbus, Ohio, 1966 Danny Lyon, My Triumph, broken gearbox spring, New Orleans, 1964 Danny Lyon, Memorial day run, Milwaukee, 1966 Danny Lyon, Zipco, Elkhorn, … Continue reading

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Gold (in Silver)… part 3

Danny Lyon, View south from 100 Gold Street, 1967 Sarah Charlesworth, Gold, 1986 Sebastiao Salgado, Serra Pelada, Brazil, 1986 Dennis Farber, Crosby St. (variant), 1987 Louise Lawler, Untitled (Gold Jackie), 1993

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Not Knowing

Weegee, [Model and photographer on the beach], ca. 1956 Lou Bernstein, Man in Suit, Panama Hat, Sleeping on Beach, 1957 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at "Beach"], ca. 1880 Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 Danny Lyon, … Continue reading

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