Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fairy Tales Retold

Miwa Yanagi, Gretel, from the series Fairy Tales, 2004 Miwa Yanagi (Japanese, b. 1967), in her series Fairy Tales, toys with the traditional narratives of folklore both famous and forgotten. Using girls and women for the visual restagings of these stories, Yanagi allows … Continue reading

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Not Knowing

Weegee, [Model and photographer on the beach], ca. 1956 Lou Bernstein, Man in Suit, Panama Hat, Sleeping on Beach, 1957 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at "Beach"], ca. 1880 Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 Danny Lyon, … Continue reading

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Façades, at Odds

Brett Weston, Reflections, New York, 1971 Brett Weston, Apartment Windows with Wrought Iron Gate, New York, 1944 Brett Weston, Two Windows with Ivy, New York, ca. 1945 Brett Weston, Hanging Leaves and Ground Cover, Bronx Botanical Garden, 1945 Brett Weston, … Continue reading

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Happy 224th Birthday, Daguerre!

Matthew Van Loan, [Unidentified Boy in Front of Painted Backdrop of US Capitol], 1841 Southworth & Hawes, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1845-50 Unidentified Photographer (French), [Two Unidentified Children], ca. 1850 Unidentified Photographer, [Gold Miners], ca. 1850 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Clergyman in … Continue reading

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Paulette Goddard

Martin Munkacsi, [Paulette Goddard and dog, Hollywood], 1937 Paulette Goddard (1910–1990) was an American film and theater actress. A former child model, she was cast in several Broadway productions such as Ziegfeld Girl. Goddard and was a major star of … Continue reading

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The Science of Sports

Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton (American, 1903–1990) was given the 1987 ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement. Edgerton revolutionized photography in the 1930’s with his incorporation of strobe lights into the medium (an effect which essentially allowed split-second motion to be … Continue reading

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An American Girl in Italy Turns 60

Ruth Orkin, American Girl in Italy, 1951 (© 1952, 1980 Ruth Orkin) Ruth Orkin, [Contact Sheet from American Girl in Italy], 1951 It’s the 60th anniversary of Ruth Orkin’s photograph American Girl in Italy. To celebrate the anniversary there is … Continue reading

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Shadows and Graves, New York City

Rudy Burckhardt, Flatiron Building, 1948 Rudy Burckhardt, Astor Place, 1948 Rudy Burckhardt, Singer Building, New York, 1948 Rudy Burckhardt (American, born Switzerland, 1914–1999), known for his city and urban photography, captured a series of aerial views of New York in … Continue reading

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In Top Hats–In Trouble

Weegee, [Charles Sodokoff and Arthur Webber using their top hats to hide their faces, New York], January 27, 1942 This image was shot by Weegee and published in the New York Daily News with the headline “In Top Hats–In Trouble” … Continue reading

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