Monthly Archives: March 2010

Charles Moore, 1931-2010

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958 Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958 Charles … Continue reading

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Primate Photography

Weegee, “Hypo,” my assistant, ca. 1950 Weegee, prescient and perceptive, didn’t need a ouija board to predict the popularity of primate photography…. Presenting the photogenic primate photographer, the simian shutterbug, Nonja (a 33-year-old female orangutan). Sure, this probably is the … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?

Nikki S. Lee, The Hispanic Project (25), 1998 Nikki S. Lee, The Ohio Project (7), 1999 Nikki S. Lee, The Yuppie Project (14), 1998 In her body of work Projects, Nikki S. Lee immerses herself into various subcultures, transforming her physical body … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Photography: Arab American Activist

Thayer & Jackson Stationery Co., Behannesey Brothers, Phares and Kaleel, ca. 1900 At the time of his death in 1955, Phares A. Behannessey was remembered as a prominent Los Angeles businessman and a pillar of the Hollywood civic community. But … Continue reading

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Un homme dans l’espace! The Painter Throws Himself into the Void!

Yves Klein, Dimanche, November 27, 1960 (photo by Harry Shunk) From the Yves Klein Archive: November 27: during the “Festival of Avant-Garde Art” in Paris, Yves Klein published Dimanche, four pages presented in the format of the Sunday edition of … Continue reading

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O harp and altar, of the fury fused

Unidentified Photographer, [Cartoon of Unidentified Man Jumping Off the Brooklyn Bridge], ca. 1883 Rudy Burckhardt, Brooklyn Bridge, 1954 Brett Weston, Fulton Street and Brooklyn Bridge, New York, ca. 1945 In just a few weeks I will  mark my tenth year … Continue reading

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Electric

Unidentified artist, [Electricity Album], ca. 1905 Sandwiched between images of domesticity (and the cardboard covers with black boards), including the obligatory family shots (and the bored dog, bold turtle, and sheepish cow) at the beginning and end of the album, … Continue reading

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