Truth in advertising

Often a distinction is made between “commercial” and “artistic” photography but as these works show a photograph can be both at the same time.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo, El Sistema Nervioso Del Gran Simpatico, ca. 1929 (1.1979.b)


Gjon Mili, Powder Puff (Vogue), 1943 (8.1998)

Kyle, [Advertisement for Axel Mirano’s amusement apparatus, the Auto Flying Torpedo], 1919-20 (897.1990)


Gordon Coster, [Advertisement for Venetian blinds], 1930s (2010.119.17)

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