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The Photographer’s Eye or the Eye of the Camera?

John Loengard, Cartier-Bresson takes pictures in his Paris apartment, 1987 (239.1987) When we see a photograph of a photographer at work, questions can be raised about the relationship between the photographer, his camera, and the referent. Especially when the eyes … Continue reading

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Camera Shy

The American photographer Lee Friedlander is well-known and respected for his documentation of the American social landscape. Though there are many wonderful things to write of Friedlander’s street shots and portraits of jazz icons,  I have always been most interested in his strange … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Weegee!

Weegee, With Bomb, 1940

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Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ

Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, [Raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin], 1945 Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, Self Portrait, Berlin, 1945 (2007.93.32) Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, General view of destroyed Nuremberg, 1945 (2008.109.12) Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, [Victory in Bulgaria], ca. 1944 (1059.1986) Mostly known in the Western … Continue reading

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Gary Schneider, Our Unique Identity

Gary Schneider, Genetic Self-Portrait, 1997 (802.2000.1) “In genetic terms only one percent of you is you. This small fraction of you DNA contains all the necessary genetic information to define for shape; size; eye; hair; and skin color; and every … Continue reading

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The Photographer’s Shadow

André Kertész, Self Portrait, Paris, 1927 (2011.78.17) Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1966 (673.1986) Robert Frank, Mary, Provincetown, 1958 (362.1984) Ilse Bing, Frankfort, 1930 (24.1991) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Children], September 1942 (457.2005) Weegee, [Spring sunbathers, Coney Island, Brooklyn], March 23, … Continue reading

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Florence and the Machine

Florence Henri, Self-portrait, 1938 Florence Henri’s manipulation of mirrors, prisms, and reflective objects to frame, isolate, double, and otherwise interact with her subjects–one of the most distinctive and adventurous features of her photographic work–often confounds viewers’ ability to distinguish between … Continue reading

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