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Chim (David Seymour), November 20, 1911

Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled … Continue reading

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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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