Monthly Archives: December 2008

Kim Soo-nam

Kim, Soo-Nam, 1947-2006. Gangneung Dano Festival [Kang-Reung-Dan-Oh-Je] / photographs by Kim Soo-nam ; essays by Hwang Ru-shi Seoul : Noonbit, 2007. Kim Soo-nam, a press photographer by profession, dedicated over thirty years of his career to documenting the remaining Shamanistic … Continue reading

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Peace on earth?

Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung, December 21, 1933 Between 1930 and 1938 John Heartfield commented on the social and political situation through his satirical photomontages, which were published in the magazine Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung. The caption to Heartfield’s image (above left) in … Continue reading

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1923-2008

Weegee, [Bettie Page], ca. 1955

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The Butchers of Fort Greene Place

Weegee (Arthur Fellig), “Retail butchers lined up at Ft. Greene Market, Brooklyn, in the early dawn, hoping for a little meat to sell from their shops,” March 19, 1943 On April 17, 1943, at the height of World War II, … Continue reading

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Let’s Eat! A kernel of truth…

Ruzzie Green, [Advertisement: Tippi Hedren]. ca. 1940 Lisette Model, Gallagher’s People, 1945 David “Chim” Seymour, Loyalist pilots from a Republican airbase resting near their Moscas plane, Spain, 1936 Robert Capa, [Women eating and drinking on a stone bench, Lisieux, France], … Continue reading

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Puppets for Christmas

Alfred Eisenstaedt Children Watching the Story of “Saint George and the Dragon” at the Puppet Theater in the Tuileries, Paris, 1963 The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is legendary: Mr. Baker played at Liza Minnelli’s fourth birthday party and participated in the 1954 … Continue reading

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[Father. Mother.]

[Father. Mother.], ca. 1900

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Life Is Good & Good For You In New York: Trance Witness Revels

Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956) by William Klein is the first of what would be a series of “city books” by Klein. The ICP Library also holds … Continue reading

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Cardboard Congregation

Carl Mydans, Rector of Warleggan, 1953 Carl Mydans, Rector, 1953 Reverend Frederick William Densham, the aged and eccentric Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Warleggan, England, walks the path alongside the church to which he was appointed in 1931. On … Continue reading

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Appalachian Spring

Arnold Eagle, “Appalachian Spring,” 1945 Premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Aaron Copland‘s ballet Appalachian Spring tells the story of a newlywed couple building a farmhouse in 19th century Pennsylvania, and a … Continue reading

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