Monthly Archives: January 2009


Francis Miller, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.],  August 8, 1963 Dan Weiner, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 Dan Weiner, Martin … Continue reading

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a shimmer of possibility

Paul Graham has consistently engaged the book as the ultimate forum for the presentation and circulation of his images, beginning in 1983 with the self-published A1—The Great North Road. His latest, a shimmer of possibility (Göttingen: Steidl, 2007), is made … Continue reading

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“You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. They rebel in the street. They don’t want to go to school because they’re going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam.”

Cat Woman to Lady Bird… Weegee, [Eartha Kitt], ca. 1950 Weegee, [Eartha Kitt], ca. 1950

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The Crimson Skull

Unidentified Photographer, Production still for the film The Crimson Skull, 1921 The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography “Race films”—movies with all-black casts produced for black audiences—were an integral part of the African American viewing experience from World … Continue reading

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Blue skies, nothing but blue skies…

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