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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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A Game of Charades: Hands Full of Expression

Hands play an important role in communication. Besides being an effective way of language without vocalizing–through signing and gesturing–hands can be quite versatile. Hands in Fashion: Richard Avedon, [Hand with long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Dior

Louis Dahl-Wolfe, Mary Jane Russell in Dior swan hat, Paris, 1949 Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Dior suit], 1949 Gisele Freund, [Juan Peron watching chambermaid adjust medals on wife Eva Peron's Dior gown, Theatre Colon, Buenos Aires], July 9, 1950 Richard … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Richard, Abraham, and Jasper!

Richard Avedon, [Marilyn Monroe impersonating Theda Bara], 1958 Theda Bara. The movies’ first heavy-breathing temptress and the original vampire was Theda Bara–and this is Marilyn Monroe as this most famous of all vamps. In A Fool There Was and 40 … Continue reading

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To Hold, Comb & Clip

Lisette Model, Rome, 1966 Graciela Iturbide, Girl with Comb, 1979 Richard Avedon, Model Lauren Hutton in a variation on the traditional Japanese Samurai hair fashion the chonmage, 1969

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Fame: Celebrity, Photography, and the Deconstruction of an Archetypical Icon?

Weegee, Marylin Monroe, ca. 1952 Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 Martin Munkacsi, [Jean Harlow, Hollywood], ca. 1937 Weegee, [Movie star signing autographs at … Continue reading

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