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Water is Work

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), [Worker soaking silk skeins in boiled water to free it of gum, Madison Silk Company in Barnert Mills, Paterson, New Jersey], March 1937, (856.1975) Henry Ries (1917-2004), Restoration of Ancient Books, September 1948 (354.1990) Henri Cartier-Bresson … Continue reading

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Bastille Day, 2017

Lucien Aigner, Entertainment of children on Bastille Day in Paris, 1934 (339.1982) Lucien Aigner, Boulevard St. Martin on Bastille Day, Paris, 1937 (318.1982) Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bastille Day, Paris, ca. 1936 (336.1994) Roman Vishniac, [Bastille Day celebrations, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris], … Continue reading

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“An Earnest Endeavour”

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Saul Steinberg, 1946 (311.1994) Lilliput, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159, September 1950 (2007.85.19) Lilliput, September 1950, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159 (2007.85.19) Lilliput, September 1950, Vol. 27, No. 3, Issue No. 159 (2007.85.19) … Continue reading

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It’s moving day…

Unidentified Photographer, Evacuation of the Louvre Art Treasury – The “Raft of the Medusa” of Gericault evacuated from the Louvre in a truck that usually carries stage scenery, 1939 (1444.2005) Weegee (1899-1968), [Gallo, 15 Downing St., New York]. ca. 1956 … Continue reading

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Chim (David Seymour), November 20, 1911

Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 20th, 1911 Chim, Dawid Szymin, would have turned 114th, today. Known for his sympathetic and compassionate portraits of children and many outstanding photographic photo-essays, Chim build up a thriving career in photography and traveled … 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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The Photographer’s Eye or the Eye of the Camera?

John Loengard, Cartier-Bresson takes pictures in his Paris apartment, 1987 (239.1987) When we see a photograph of a photographer at work, questions can be raised about the relationship between the photographer, his camera, and the referent. Especially when the eyes … Continue reading

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