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Fold

Richard Avedon, [Hand and arm in long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 (2151.2005) Lou Bernstein, Kathie, N.Y. Aquarium, 1977 (94.1992) Lala Deen Dayal, General View of City and Lake, Udaipur, ca. 1880s (125.1980) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

In the heat of the summer people find lots of ways to stay cool… Gjon Mili, [Fashion advertisement for Saks Fifth Avenue], ca. 1946 (7.1998) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1977 (27.1992) Martin Munkacsi, [Women on swings], 1928 (2007.110.425)

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Taking a Break from the Summer Heat

The open fire hydrant is a cultural phenomenon that photographers have been capturing for over seventy years.  From Harlem to Hoboken, these iconic images from the ICP collection illustrate the joy of this popular summer pastime. Charles Pratt, Hoboken, 1963 (87.199) Leonard … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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Coney Island

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1965 Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, 1966 Madoka Takagi, Coney Island, 1990 For decades, New Yorkers (and photographers) have enjoyed the pleasures … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the Summer

Lou Bernstein, NY City, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 Lou Bernstein, Ebbets Field, 1955 Lou Bernstein, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1947 Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), a noted New York photographer, was part of a circle of New York-based photographers … Continue reading

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Not Knowing

Weegee, [Model and photographer on the beach], ca. 1956 Lou Bernstein, Man in Suit, Panama Hat, Sleeping on Beach, 1957 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at "Beach"], ca. 1880 Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 Danny Lyon, … Continue reading

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Gum, an Agent to Share or Solitaire

I was watching this vintage Beech-Nut gum commercial from the 1950s that shows two men discovering a treasure chest of gum, and it reminds me how much gum is an agent of innovation, with new things to discover about it … Continue reading

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