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Leon Levinstein: The Indiscriminate Eye

When learning about the work of a new photographer, more often than not I have some piece of biography that helps me place the photographs in context. In the case of Leon Levinstein, I got to know him through working … Continue reading

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Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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Lala Deen Dayal: “Bold Warrior of Photography”

Lala Deen Dayal, Old Mosque in Laifabad, ca. 1880s (126.1980) Enumeration of achievements of pioneering Indian photographer Lala Deen Dayal (a leading court photographer in the Princely states of India in the late nineteenth century, whose patrons included the Maharaja … Continue reading

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Tryst with Destiny

Lisa Larsen, Jawaharlal Nehru, 1955 August 15 is India’s Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the end of British rule and India’s subsequent sovereignty. At midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, made … Continue reading

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Earthday 2010

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Sitting on Fallen Tree in Forest], ca. 1909 Dan Weiner, Sunbathers, Czechoslovakia, 1957 Laura McPhee, Banyan Tree and 16th Century Terracotta Temple, Attpur, West Bengal, India, 1988 Eugène Atget, Trianon, 1910-14 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Giant oak tree … Continue reading

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Dario Mitidieri’s Children of Bombay

Dario Mitidieri, Savita, a two and a half years girl from North Bombay, performs for Arab tourists near the Taj-Mahal Hotel, from the Children of Bombay series, 1992 Dario Mitidieri, Lunch time at Dongri Children’s Remand Home. It is Asia’s … Continue reading

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Churchgate Station

Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western railroad line, built by the British; the railroad system covers much of India. The trains are notorious for being dangerously overcrowded, 1995 Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western … Continue reading

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