Author Archives: claartjevandijk

About claartjevandijk

Assistant Curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, New York

113th birthday of Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Sierra Club Commissary, 1929 (305.1991) A shy and gifted child with a love for the outdoor, Ansel Adams became a member of the enivronmental organization Sierra Club when he was only 14. Very early in his career Adams published his … Continue reading

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Washington Day

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.48.45) The third Monday of the month of February was first known as Washington Day, in celebration of the first president of the United States. Today this day is widely … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

Dan Weiner, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 (1984.13) Bruce Davidson, [Martin Luther King, Jr. at press conference, Birmingham], 1962 (2006.15.16) United Press International, [Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1969 (2012.97.5) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the … Continue reading

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Look Again! The Community Photographs of Mike Disfarmer

Mike Disfarmer,  [Ed and Mamie Barger], ca. 1939-46 (2008.60.2) Mike Disfarmer,  [Unidentified Woman with Baby], ca. 1940 (2008.92.20) Mike Disfarmer,  Irene Verser Beasley & Irma Dean, ca. 1940 (2012.116.2) Mike Disfarmer,  Arthur, Doreney, Artisee, Patsy, Oneda, Darlen, 1940s (2009.90.3) One … Continue reading

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Make a New Year’s Revolution, Kids!

Happy and healthy New Year from the Archives of the International Center of Photography! Sharon Avery,  Make a New Year’s Revolution, Kids!, ca. 1970 (875.2002)

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Merry Christmas from the Archives of the International Center of Photography!

Peter Garfield, Untitled (Christmas Tree), 1996-98 (17.2005) Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004) Bill Wood, “Greetings from our house to your house, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.” Photo shoot for 25 Christmas cards.  Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Naymond … Continue reading

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Hanukkah 2014

Roman Vishniac, [Children playing with building blocks during Hanukkah, probably Bronx House, Washington Avenue,The Bronx], early to mid-1940s, © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography The Bronx House was established in 1911 to serve the large number of first-generation … Continue reading

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