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Celebrating Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi, [Fred Astaire], 1936 (2007.110.2320) In his day Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world; his elegant and dynamic pictures of models, actors and athletes inspired photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard … Continue reading

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The Photographer’s Eye or the Eye of the Camera?

John Loengard, Cartier-Bresson takes pictures in his Paris apartment, 1987 (239.1987) When we see a photograph of a photographer at work, questions can be raised about the relationship between the photographer, his camera, and the referent. Especially when the eyes … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson, New England, July 4, 1947 Independence Day. “This woman explained to me that the flagpole over her door was broken but ‘on such a day as this, one keeps one’s flag on one’s heart.’” I felt in her … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Richmond, Virginia

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Lincoln, has brought the Civil War back into the American consciousness with Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar-winning performance as this country’s sixteenth president. The majority of the scenes from the movie were filmed in Richmond, Virginia, the same … 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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Moving Pictures

Unidentified Photographer, Evacuation of the Louvre Art Treasury – The “Raft of the Medusa” of Gericault evacuated from the Louvre in a truck that usually carries stage scenery, 1939 Weegee, [Gallo, 15 Downing St.]. ca. 1956 Weegee, [Reliable Thrift Shop], … Continue reading

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Gold (in Silver), Part 1

Richard Tepe, Goldfasan Hahn (Gold Pheasant Hen), ca. 1910-40 Voila, “La guerre de l’or,” December 7, 1935 Weegee, “Charged with murdering his wife, Abraham Gold…”, November 22, 1944 “Charged with murdering his wife, Abraham Gold was arraigned yesterday… and held … Continue reading

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