Author Archives: Francesca Teodori

About Francesca Teodori

I live in New York, but I studied Contemporary Art in Italy and I specialized in Photo Archiving and Cataloguing in Milan. I love photography. I contributed writing and publishing photos, to art magazines and daily newspapers.

About Cleaning

William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature in 1844. This book, the first photographically illustrated publication that was commercialized, contained twenty-four calotypes. A short text, describing the picture and its photographic process, accompanied each plate. The Open Door … Continue reading

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International Mother Earth Day

“Nature is beyond all teaching.” Proverbs are defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. When in the past our survival was clearly related to nature, proverbs were a common and popular form to transmit nature’s knowledge. Therefore, I decided to … Continue reading

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Harold Feinstein Inspires Us for National Garden Month

Harold Feinstein is a well-known photographer who was born in Coney Island in 1931 and lives in Brooklyn. New York City (and Coney Island in particular) has been the inspiration for his black-and-white street photography for over sixty years.  In … Continue reading

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In a Dream

Jenny Holzer, Selection from the Survival Series from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, 1983-83 (published 1991) (2.1998.l) Thomas Ruff, Constellations from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw … Continue reading

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April Fools’ Day

 The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. –Mark Twain Aaron Siskind, Martha’s Vineyard, 1939 (894.2000) April Fools’ Day is celebrated as a prank day in many countries. In Italy, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter: “Our Chicks”!

The Scholl Studio, Our Chicks, ca. 1879 (68.1999) Aleksandras Macijauskas, In the market – 269, 1972 (1138.1986.jjj) Richard Tepe, Nest en Eireu Nau de Welde Eend I., ca. 1910-40 (320.2001)

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Guy Bourdin: “Sighs and Whispers”

Guy Bourdin died on March 29, 1991. Since then his reputation has grown, even though he refused to publish books about his work during his life and only started exhibiting in 1953 under a pseudonym and with an introduction by … Continue reading

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