Author Archives: Christopher George

“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Rayogram

Vu, p. 259, March 19, 1930 (2009.52.86) Man Ray, American naturalise citoyen de Montparnesse. De peintre, il est devenu cineaste et photographe par degout d’etre oblige de peindre avec des couleurs sur de la toile. Il a voulu que ce … Continue reading

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¡Feliz año nuevo! 2017

Crónica, January 1936 (2055.2005) Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time.” January, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, … Continue reading

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Looking back at Fansinaflashbulb

The most popular (the post with the most views and made any time in the last eight years) Fansinaflashbulb post in 2016, as it has been for the past seven years, was “Stills from Zapruder film of JFK Assassination.” (It … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

Al Brick for Movietone News, “When ‘Arizona’s’ magazines exploded there was a roar that could be heard for miles. Then she was still.” December 7, 1941, (1406.2005) Kelso Daly, “Brought from his bed by the thunder of exploding bombs, this … Continue reading

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John Morris celebrating 100 year today

Cornell Capa (1918-2008), John G. Morris, 1964 (2011.31.4) Cornell Capa took this portrait of me in front of the huge “contact sheet” that greeted visitors to my Independent Picture Service at 15 West 47th Street, two floors below Magnum. Longevity … Continue reading

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Chess (1950s-1970s)

Chim (David Seymour 1911-1956), [Chess game in the library room, Huleh Valley, Israel], 1951 (691.1986) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp, New York City, 1959 (174.1990) Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), Marcel Duchamp’s hands, New York City, 1959-60, (157.1990) Carl Mydans, Bobby Fischer, … Continue reading

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