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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Six Skulls (for Halloween)

Andreas Feininger, Ritual Skull, 1969, (841.1976) Vu, June 29, 1932 (2009.61.20) (One cover photo by André Kertész.) Vu, April 3, 1935 (2009.61.101) (Photo by Martin Munkacsi.) Danny Lyon, Mark di Suvero with the skull “Yorick” in his 195 Front Street … Continue reading

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The Stories of Standard Oil

Gordon Parks, [Portrait of the Owner of the General Store], 1943-50 (149.1983)  Sol Libsohn, U.S. 22, Pennsylvania, 1945 (153.1983) After a rather abrupt ending of funding for the photographic project of the Farm Security Administration, Roy Stryker accepted another challenge: … Continue reading

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Norishment or Poison?

Milk has been part of our diet since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE), when humans domesticated animals. The discussion about organic, raw, and genetically treated food is at its peak. There are arguments on each side of the coin, both … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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“… he plays records and eats ice cream…”

Gordon Parks, “Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here, surrounded by lights, he plays records and eats ice cream and sloe gin as he broods over his invisibility. To take this symbolic picture, Parks built a … Continue reading

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