Category Archives: Fans in a Flashbulb

“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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Weegee Wednesday: Dancing is Free at a Summer Barn Dance in Central Park

Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (644.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (14854.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (645.1993) Weegee, Dancing is Free in Central Park, July 1945 (649.1993) … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Everybody’s Happy!

Weegee, Tuesday Morning, Times Square, August 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee photographed the celebrations that marked the end of the Second World War 70 years ago this week. On Friday, August 10, 1945 (a few days after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day

Marilyn Bridges, Elephants, Zambia (2013.111.15) Yes, every day is a day, (and many days are many days). For example, there’s Croissant Day and Fun at Work Day (?) (January 30), Darwin Day (February 12), Imaging Technician’s Day (February 30), Pinhole Photography … 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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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee and Louis

Weegee (1899-1968), [Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars: Billy Kyle, Trummy Young, Louis Armstrong, Barrett Deems, Barney Bigard], ca. 1953-1955 (9440.1993) Weegee, [Trummy Young and Louis Armstrong], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Louis Armstrong and Arvell Shaw], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Trummy Young, Louis … Continue reading

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Female Fotographer Fridays: Gerda Taro – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Unidentified Photographer, Gerda Taro, Guadalajara Front, July 1937 Gerta Pohorylle, aka Gerda Taro, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, on August 1, 1910. After attending the Königin-Charlotte Realschule in Stuttgart, the Internat Villa Florissant in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Höhere Handelsschule (Business … Continue reading

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