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Ilse Bing (“Everything was new.”)

The beginning of Ilse Bing’s presentation, coinciding with the exhibition Ilse Bing: Three Decades of Photography (February 21, 1986 – March 23, 1986), at ICP on March 15, 1986: “Now it’s my turn… There is hardly anybody alive who not … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi, [Fred Astaire], 1936 (2007.110.2320) In his day Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world; his elegant and dynamic pictures of models, actors and athletes inspired photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard … Continue reading

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Guy Bourdin: “Sighs and Whispers”

Guy Bourdin died on March 29, 1991. Since then his reputation has grown, even though he refused to publish books about his work during his life and only started exhibiting in 1953 under a pseudonym and with an introduction by … Continue reading

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Better Dressed Than Barbie

Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Nina Ricci, and Hermès are all names associated with French high fashion, but in 1944, each designer tried their hand at outfitting a much smaller client–a miniature wire mannequin measuring at just a third of the size of … Continue reading

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A Game of Charades: Hands Full of Expression

Hands play an important role in communication. Besides being an effective way of language without vocalizing–through signing and gesturing–hands can be quite versatile. Hands in Fashion: Richard Avedon, [Hand with long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 … Continue reading

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Fashion Check

While many are huddled inside, trying to stay warm, fashion designers around the globe will be busy showcasing their Spring 2013 collections. New York’s Fashion Week will commence on February 7 and fashion editors, stylists, and buyers will try their … Continue reading

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The Mermaid

Toni Frissell, [Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida], 1947 (10.1979) It surprised me that Toni Frissell’s mesmerizing, achingly beautiful photograph of a woman in white suspended just beneath the water’s surface–an image celebrated for its romantic, enigmatic, haunting character (featured on numerous … Continue reading

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