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60 years ago today the Third Avenue El closed in Manhattan

Arnold Eagle (1909-1992), Third Avenue El; Chatham Square Station, New York, ca. 1940, (461.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; 34th Street Station, New York, 1943, (479.1987) Arnold Eagle, Third Avenue El; Looking Up from 27th Street, New York, ca. 1938, … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, New York’s oldest and largest continuous food festival, will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Arthur Rothstein, [Peanuts, Washington Street, New York], 1971 (225.1989) Berenice Abbott, Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, New York, 1936 (675.1984) Anton Bruehl, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Berenice Abbott, Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947 (669.1984)

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Theories of Motion

In May of last year, MIT’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography opened with its first exhibition featuring Berenice Abbott. Abbott was hired by MIT to develop photographic imagery for the teachings of physics and spent two years using photography to document the … Continue reading

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It Moves!

I have been immersed in Muybridge lately, thinking about the ways that motion is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to a lot of still photography. Its persistent taunt to the frozen image presents a tension that I … Continue reading

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The Lovecats: Celebrating Man’s Very Best Friend on International Cat Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson, New York, 1947 Robert Capa, [Man and cat outside an air-raid shelter, London], June-July 1941 Weegee, [Girl with cat in cradle], ca. 1950 Robert Capa, [Henri Matisse in bed working, his black cat at his feet, (Cimiez) Nice, … Continue reading

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Back to School

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer, which means it’s time to go back to school and those (dreaded) English, history, math, and science classes.  To get you ready, below are photos concentrating on physics and biology. Berenice Abbott, … Continue reading

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