Monthly Archives: February 2017

Harry Belafonte

Jan Studio, [John F. Kennedy talking with Harry Belafonte during Kennedy’s presidential campaign, New York], October 1960 (2010.81.50) Cornell Capa (1918-2008), Harry Belafonte and his daughter Shari, New York, 1957 In the spring of 1957, Cornell Capa photographed Harry Belafonte … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Nontsikelelo Veleko, Hloni, 2004 (2094.2005) Okwui Enwezor’s 2006 exhibition at ICP entitled Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography is still vitally important. His central concern shattered the omnipresent myth often limiting Africa to a static vision marked by … Continue reading

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Paul Robeson – “A Symbol of Freedom and Human Dignity”

Vandamm Studio, Paul Robeson, 1930s (1558.1990) Paul Robeson and His Life Robeson is a college man – a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, with degrees from both institutions. He is athlete – scholar – actor – singer, and outstanding … Continue reading

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“It’s Chili Time”

Ferenc Berko (1916-2000), [Hamburger and chili stand, Chicago], 1949 (593.1993) Weegee (1899-1993), [Hot Dog with Chili Con Carne], ca. 1950 (19049.1993) According to foodtimline.org chili con carne originated in San Antonio, Texas in the late 1800s. Bill Wood (1912-1973), [Display … Continue reading

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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Early Light/Radiant AG-1B (C-902)

Marco Breuer, Early Light/Radiant AG-1B (C-902), 2009 (2011.59.1) Marco Breuer was born in 1966 in Landshut, Germany. Since his move to New York in 1993, the vast majority of his work has been cameraless, abstract imagery on paper. He uses … Continue reading

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[Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop], ca. 1860-1900 (2014.77.3)

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