Author Archives: Patricia Silva

Atget’s Port Dauphine

Eugène Atget, Port Dauphine, 1913 (2009.79.5) An astute documenter of Parisian urbanity, Eugène Atget also photographed the city’s fortifications in 1913. Under Louis XIV, fortress walls were destroyed in 1670 but fears of German invasion led to defense commissions in the 1830s. … Continue reading

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A Palpable Transfer

A Palpable Transfer positions memory as an event that is first experienced, and eventually transferable. Memory is often explored in contexts of nostalgia, validity, deterioration. The selected photographs work with memory in relation to palpability, which is the access point … Continue reading

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Space and Mirrored Self

Currently, Francesca Woodman has two shows in New York: at the Guggenheim and a separate selection of blue prints at Marion Goodman. To look at Woodman’s photographs is to constantly read the environment through the psychological and vice versa. At … Continue reading

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Unrestricting the Normative

Weegee, Youth is always beautiful, ca. 1945 Weegee, Girls at the bar, ca. 1946 Weegee, Dancing is free in Central Park, ca. 1938

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Uniform/Uniformity

Margaret Bourke-White, Pakistani members of Sind Muslim Women’s National Guard during marching practice, 1947 Robert Capa, Young women being trained as Nationalist soldiers, Hankou, China, 1938 Gilles Peress, A pro-Khomeini demonstration in a stadium, Tabriz, Iran, 1979

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To Hold, Comb & Clip

Lisette Model, Rome, 1966 Graciela Iturbide, Girl with Comb, 1979 Richard Avedon, Model Lauren Hutton in a variation on the traditional Japanese Samurai hair fashion the chonmage, 1969

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Considering the Frameworks

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina, 1987 Lorna Simpson, Partitions & Time, 1991 Carrie Mae Weems, Mirror, Mirror, 1987

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