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Camera Shy

The American photographer Lee Friedlander is well-known and respected for his documentation of the American social landscape. Though there are many wonderful things to write of Friedlander’s street shots and portraits of jazz icons,  I have always been most interested in his strange … Continue reading

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The Photographer’s Shadow

André Kertész, Self Portrait, Paris, 1927 (2011.78.17) Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1966 (673.1986) Robert Frank, Mary, Provincetown, 1958 (362.1984) Ilse Bing, Frankfort, 1930 (24.1991) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Children], September 1942 (457.2005) Weegee, [Spring sunbathers, Coney Island, Brooklyn], March 23, … Continue reading

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André Kertész

André Kertész, Bocskay Tér, Budapest, 1914 André Kertész, In the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1928 André Kertész, My Friends at Cafe du Dome, 1928 André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954 André Kertész (1894–1985) was one of the most important photographers of … Continue reading

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The Faces and Environments of Art and Their Makers

Kurt E. Fishback, Cornell Capa, 1982 Kurt E. Fishback, Chuck Close, 1982 Kurt E. Fishback, André Kertész, 1982 A studio, traditionally viewed as a place for the teaching and study of art, should be considered amongst the most intimate of … Continue reading

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Distortion and Beauty

André Kertész, Underwater Swimming, August 31, 1917 David Seidner, Rosima, ca. 1985 Weegee, [Woman (distortion)], ca. 1946-48/ca. 1955 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of distortion is as follows: distortion (noun) 1: the act of distorting 2: the quality or state … Continue reading

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Spoiled by Vu

Vu, April 5, 1933. Cover by André Kertész Vu, August 29, 1936 Vu, August 29, 1936. Photographs by Gerda Taro Today, magazines such as POP, Italian Vogue, Purple Fashion, Vanity Fair, and French Vogue trumpet their stylish, “artistic” photographs by … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

André Kertész, Glass Birds of New York, 1978 Weegee, [Heartbreak Pillow], ca. 1945 Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1930 Vik Muniz, Memory Rendering of Kiss at Times Square, from the “Best of LIFE” series, 1995 Vu, September 27, 1933

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Le Triomphe de la Femme

Vu, March 12, 1930, no. 104, p. 203 (photos by André Kertész) Vu, March 12, 1930, no. 104, cover (photo by Alban)

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