Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Sandinista uprising

Susan Meiselas, Sandino vive, Estelí, Nicaragua, 1980 (2008.86.9) American photographer Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since. She is best known for the work she did documenting the 1978–79 Sandinista uprising in Nicaragua and the … Continue reading

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A Cat Orchestra

Frank Wendt, [Cat Orchestra], ca. 1900 (2011.47.101) Notes from the Pawnee Bill Show. This season, notwithstanding the bad weather, has been the most prosperous season on our tour. Through the State of Maine we encountered almost incessant rain, and the … Continue reading

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Southern Rites

Gillian Laub, Homecoming Court, Mt. Vernon, Georgia, October 2002 (2013.91.2) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2009 (2013.91.1) Gillian Laub, Prom King and Queen Dance, Vidalia, Georgia, May 2011 (2013.91.7) Southern Rites by photographer Gillian Laub is a series of photographs … Continue reading

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Fabled Enchantresses

Richard Avedon, [Marilyn Monroe impersonating Theda Bara], 1958 (1245.2005) This photograph is part of a series titled Fabled Enchantresses by Richard Avedon and Marilyn Monroe. It was shot for the Christmas issue of Life magazine in 1958. In this picture, … Continue reading

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