Tag Archives: ICP-Bard

Odamasa Store, Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, [Distorted steel-frame structure of Odamasa Store, Hiroshima], November 20, 1945 (2006.1.68) On November 1945, merely three months after the United States detonated an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, U.S. President Harry … Continue reading

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Atget’s Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) Eugène Atget (1857-1927) was a none-too-successful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. He focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, for a while specializing in old … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table Series

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled, from the Kitchen Table Series, 1990 (63.2001.3) Carrie Mae Weems tells stories in her photographs, often becoming her own subject. She uses her work to explore cultural, social, and political issues, particularly those dealing with representation … Continue reading

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A First Shout-Out: The New, New American Landscape

Ernst Haas, Montana. On Set–Little Big Man Filming, 1969 (3.1976) The American landscape of our memory, and relatively our most recent past, first memorialized in the subtle hues and creamy pastels by the grand painting masters such as Thomas Cole, … Continue reading

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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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Eleanor

Harry Callahan, Eleanor, Port Huron, 1954 (304.1985) Harry Callahan only had eyes for one woman—her name was Eleanor Knapp. They met in 1933 when she saw a picture of him and proposed a date; two years later they were married. … Continue reading

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The Uncanny Indecisive Body

Hans Bellmer, La Poupée, 1935 (207.1987) [ Legs as extension of the body. Legs as the choreographers of movement. Legs as navigators. Legs as present moment. Legs as independence. Legs as control. Legs as power. Legs as balance. Legs as … Continue reading

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