Tag Archives: Life Magazine

John Dominis, 1921-2013

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) In the politically tumultuous year 1968, one of the enduring photographs of the … Continue reading

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The Cowboy

America’s fascination with the cowboy dates back to the 1850s, when the West was expanding and the demand for beef was rising. “Cowboy” quickly became an iconic term and was glamorized and romanticized by the tradition of Wild West shows, … Continue reading

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Bill Eppridge (1938-2013)

Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help fallen Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, Los Angeles], June 6, 1968 (1197.2005) Sadly, we mark the passing of Bill Eppridge (1938-2013), one of … Continue reading

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W. Eugene Smith’s Germ-Free Animals

W. Eugene Smith, [Man in protective helmet and rubber gloves holding mouse, Laboratories of Bacteriology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana], 1949 (1519.2005) The American photojournalist William Eugene Smith (1918-1978) is, amid other things, known for his major photo-essays … Continue reading

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Robert Doisneau’s Pictures of Women

Perhaps best known for his iconic Parisian image The Kiss by the Town Hall, Robert Doisneau left a photographic legacy filled with warm, humorous, and poetic black-and-white impressions of everyday life in the French capital. The Doisneau photographs in the … Continue reading

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“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”

I don’t usually fawn over celebrities, but Katharine Hepburn is an exception. She is one of my all-time favorite women, and should be one of yours, too. There are many reasons to adore her, to name just a few: her … Continue reading

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Vik Muniz’s Memory Rendering of 3-D Screening

Vik Muniz, Memory Rendering of 3-D Screening, 1989/95 (155.1998.7) Vik Muniz didn’t start out wanting to be an artist or a photographer. He claims there are few photographs of him growing up in Brazil because his family did not believe … Continue reading

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