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The Stories of Standard Oil

Gordon Parks, [Portrait of the Owner of the General Store], 1943-50 (149.1983)  Sol Libsohn, U.S. 22, Pennsylvania, 1945 (153.1983) After a rather abrupt ending of funding for the photographic project of the Farm Security Administration, Roy Stryker accepted another challenge: … Continue reading

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Norishment or Poison?

Milk has been part of our diet since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE), when humans domesticated animals. The discussion about organic, raw, and genetically treated food is at its peak. There are arguments on each side of the coin, both … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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“… he plays records and eats ice cream…”

Gordon Parks, “Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here, surrounded by lights, he plays records and eats ice cream and sloe gin as he broods over his invisibility. To take this symbolic picture, Parks built a … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Backstage and On Stage

William Klein, Patrick Kelly, 1987, from Backstage, 1986–92 N. R. Farbman, [Models in evening dresses surrounded by crowd of buyers, Dior fashion show], 1951 Gordon Parks, Paris Showings–Show stoppers of collections where fabulous ball dresses like these Fath designs. The … Continue reading

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Flavio and Mario

Gordon Parks, [Flavio da Silva and his brother Mario on the boardwalk during their first trip outside the favela, Rio de Janeiro], 1961 [Mario and Flavio da Silva at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro], 1961 In 1961, Gordon Parks created … Continue reading

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