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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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The Other Iron Lady

Robert Capa, [Eiffel Tower, Paris], July 1952 On March 31, 1889, twenty-one cannon shots sounded the inauguration of the Old Lady of Paris. Gustave Eiffel realized a technical feat by constructing his eponymous tower in only two years, two months, … Continue reading

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Self Portraits

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #118, 1983 Ilse Bing, Self portrait. My first photograph, Frankfort, 1913 Samuel Fosso, Self Portrait, 1977 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with terrier], ca. 1928-30 Blythe Bohnen, Self-Portrait: Pivotal Motion from Nose, Small, 198 In the … Continue reading

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Veere, the Netherlands

Ilse Bing, [Maid sweeping street, Veere, Holland], 1931 Celebrated in her day as “Queen of the Leica,” German photographer Ilse Bing is famous for pioneering the use of the 35 millimeter camera in the 1930s. In 1931, Hendrik Jan van … Continue reading

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