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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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Hope for the future

Margaret Bourke-White, Shock Brigadier, ca. 1931 (622.1994) From 1930 through 1932 Margaret Bourke-White visited the U.S.S.R. to document the first Five Year Plan, a series of nationwide centralized plans to transition from an agricultural society to an industrial economy. During several trips she took hundreds of … Continue reading

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The first day of fall

André Kertész, [Vert galant on a fall afternoon, Paris], 1963 (491.1983)   Post by Yvan Sikiaridis, intern, International Center of Photography

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“For Nell Dorr, life itself is the work of art, photography, the means of revealing life.”

Nell Dorr, Rosa- Alone with the sea, 1929 (28.1982) Nell Dorr, Mother and child, 1940 (33a.1982) Nell Dorr was immersed in the field of photography from a young age by her father Jon Jacob Becker, who ran a large portrait studio in Cleveland. It was not … Continue reading

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August 6, 1945

Carl Mydans, Hiroshima, directly after the fog cleared. Catholic Church in foreground, 1945 (1395.2005) Bernard Hoffman, [Residents wander cleared streets bisecting the ruins of buildings reduced to piles of rubble by the atomic bomb, dropped a few months earlier], 1945 (1784.2005) Unidentified … Continue reading

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ICP: Forty Years Ago

The International Center of Photography opened its first exhibitions on November 16, 1974. Three presentations were organized at ICP’s first home on 5th Avenue at 94th Street: Apropos USSR (1954–1973): Henri Cartier-Bresson, Classics of Documentary Photography, and The Eye of … Continue reading

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Odamasa Store, Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, [Distorted steel-frame structure of Odamasa Store, Hiroshima], November 20, 1945 (2006.1.68) On November 1945, merely three months after the United States detonated an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, U.S. President Harry … Continue reading

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