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Masks we wear, Frightening Fridays!

In celebration for everyone’s favorite holiday, for every Friday in October, we will be posting some spooky images from the ICP collection. This week: Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man Leading Man Wearing a Mask and Holding a Cane], ca. 1875, 2007.52.2 In addition … Continue reading

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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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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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Love Is in the Air

Dyke Action Machine, Gosh, We Always Knew Lesbian Families Rule, 1992 (1193.2000) John Loengard, Florette and Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1981 (189.1987) Bill Wood, 50th Anniversary, 1956 (2010.14.183) Unidentified Photographer, [Groom and Bride], ca. 1920s (736.1990) Alfred Eisenstaedt, Lunch hour at river … Continue reading

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The Family Portrait

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James VanDerZee

James VanDerZee, [Group in car], ca. 1920s (753.1990) James VanDerZee, The Actor, 1922 (853.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1923 (650.1990) James VanDerZee, Escape Artist, 1924 (883.1990) James VanDerZee, A Pioneering Negro-Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) James VanDerZee, [Unidentified Boy], 1927 … Continue reading

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Consuelo Kanaga: African-American Portraitist

Consuelo Kanaga, Annie Mae Merriweather, 1936 (14.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, Frances, 1936 (15.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, She Is a Tree of Life to Them, 1950 (21.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, After years of hard work, 1950 (19.1982) Consuelo Kanaga, The Question, 1950 (22.1982) There … Continue reading

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