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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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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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“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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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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Theories of Motion

In May of last year, MIT’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography opened with its first exhibition featuring Berenice Abbott. Abbott was hired by MIT to develop photographic imagery for the teachings of physics and spent two years using photography to document the … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

The 1939 World’s Fair took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. One of the main exhibits of the fair was “The World of Tomorrow,” which explored the idea of what cities would look like in the future. The design … Continue reading

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Deanna Durbin, 1921-2013

Martin Munkacsi, [Deanna Durbin and man], 1930s (2007.110.2002)

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Parachutes and Pessimists

Martin Munkacsi, [Student pilots with parachutes, Schleissieim flying school, near Munich], 1928 (2009.6.9) USSR in Construction, August 1935 (2012.13.22) Vu, August 11, 1937 (2011.7.180) Front 7, 1943 (2006.6.4) Robert Capa, [American paratroopers spearheading the Allied invasion of Germany, near Wesel, … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Coats

David Seidner, [Yves Saint Laurent], 1983 (2007.63.7) Louise Dahl-Wolf, Natalie in Grès coat, Kairouan, 1950 (82.1982) Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 (331.1989) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Jaeger travel coat on wing of airplane], 1939 (2007.110.2267)

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Viva Luise Rainer!

Robert Capa, [Luise Rainer outside of the Paris opera], 1939 A few days after returning to Paris he [Robert Capa] wrote his mother, referring to Cornell’s recent professional debut, “I hope that the young Capa is a great photographer, for … Continue reading

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