Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fans in a Ballpark

Unidentified Photographer, Victoria Plaza, 1921 Tyson & Son, Wamego, Kansas (Samuel E. Tyson [1845-1911] and Frank L. Tyson [1886-?]), [Two Baseball Players], ca. 1918 Opening Day of a new baseball season reminds us of the sometimes spectacular contributions to the … Continue reading

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Screen Sirens of the 1930s

Vu, October 23, 1929 Edward Steichen, Marlene Dietrich, Hollywood, 1931 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Katharine Hepburn, New York, 1938 George Hurrell, Joan Crawford, 1932 Martin Munkacsi, [Carole Lombard, Hollywood], 1937

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“Goodness and generosity personified… All you have to do is change your mind.”

The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylit living-working studio. It was divided into a sleeping area, a working space with a desk right off the kitchen… and an … Continue reading

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A Look Back on the Salvadoran Civil War

Harry Mattison, Neighborhood known as “La Fosa” (The Grave), San Salvador, February 1980 Now nearly thirty years after the commencement of the Salvadoran Civil War and more than a year since the election of Mauricio Funes (the first member of … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

Philippe Halsman, Elizabeth Taylor, 1948

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It’s National Puppy Day!

Martin Munkacsi, [Dog market, England], 1932 Weegee, “Up at the Dixie Rose A.C. at Broome and Mulberry St., a neighborhood social club in the heart of Little Italy Dixie Girl gave birth to a litter of seven pups on the … Continue reading

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Depicting Translations of Realities and Surrealities

The use of sculpture in photography has been around for a while, as seen in the works of Hans Bellmer, Man Ray, Claude Cahun, and others. It is the instances that present undeniable human parallels that can be the most … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle

Martín Munkácsi, [Gardens, Hearst Ranch, San Simeon, California], 1933 Martín Munkácsi, [William Randolph Hearst in his study, Hearst Ranch, San Simeon, California], 1933 Martín Munkácsi, [Tennis court and garden, Hearst Ranch, San Simeon, California], 1933 Martín Munkácsi, [Group, including Carmel … Continue reading

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Distortion and Beauty

André Kertész, Underwater Swimming, August 31, 1917 David Seidner, Rosima, ca. 1985 Weegee, [Woman (distortion)], ca. 1946-48/ca. 1955 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of distortion is as follows: distortion (noun) 1: the act of distorting 2: the quality or state … Continue reading

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