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Bike Week

Bike Week (March 9-18), a celebration of bikers and their bikes since 1937, begins today in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since the creation of the motorcycle, many photographers have captured the personalities of these machines, their owners, and their families. This … Continue reading

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A Look Back on the Salvadoran Civil War

Harry Mattison, Neighborhood known as “La Fosa” (The Grave), San Salvador, February 1980 Now nearly thirty years after the commencement of the Salvadoran Civil War and more than a year since the election of Mauricio Funes (the first member of … Continue reading

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Depicting Translations of Realities and Surrealities

The use of sculpture in photography has been around for a while, as seen in the works of Hans Bellmer, Man Ray, Claude Cahun, and others. It is the instances that present undeniable human parallels that can be the most … Continue reading

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Revolt! Bite the Hand That Bleeds You

Forrest Myers, [Revolt! Bite the Hand That Bleeds You] ,  ca. 1970                                           The six Al-Jazeera reporters arrested last week during … Continue reading

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Turning Heads and Claiming Grounds

Though not a household name like William Eggleston (born 1939),  Pete Turner (born 1934) has also earned his place in Americana photography using dye transfer prints. A recent Eggleston exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) reminding me of … Continue reading

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Fashion a la mode

This past weekend I visited the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan. Some photographs of a project by Terrance Houle called Urban Indian Series are currently on view, as part of a larger exhibit, HIDE: Skin as … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions: Miroslav Tichy

Perhaps one of the least understood photographers of the twentieth century, Miroslav Tichy is known for his voyeuristic depictions of his female subjects. ICP organized an exhibition and catalogue of his work and recently acquired two of his photographs, one … Continue reading

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