Tag Archives: India

Mahatma Gandhi

Münchner Illustrierte Presse, May 18, 1930, (2007.87.56) Vu, March 11, 1931, (2011.7.30) Vu, “Towards Peace,” September 16, 1931 (2011.7.53) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Gandhi Colony: Gandhi’s morning walk with close members of the Ashram and members of his family. It is … Continue reading

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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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Seeing is Believing: Leon Levinstein in India and Nepal, Photographers and Photographs

Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Outdoor portrait studio, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.49) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Man in front of photographer’s backdrop, India], ca. 1978 (2012.114.22) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Street photography], ca. 1978 (158.1999) Leon Levinstein (1910-1988), [Untitled], ca. 1978 (160.1999) Leon Levinstein … Continue reading

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Leon Levinstein: The Indiscriminate Eye

When learning about the work of a new photographer, more often than not I have some piece of biography that helps me place the photographs in context. In the case of Leon Levinstein, I got to know him through working … Continue reading

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Seen on the Street

Leon Levinstein, [Women, India], ca. 1979 (2008.94.5) Leon Levinstein, [Man on bicycle] (2010.113.10) Leon Levinstein, St. Marks Place, 1968 (2011.53.5) Leon Levinstein, Times Square, 1985 (2011.53.33) Street photographer Leon Levinstein (American, 1910-1988) came to New York in the 1940s and … Continue reading

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Lala Deen Dayal: “Bold Warrior of Photography”

Lala Deen Dayal, Old Mosque in Laifabad, ca. 1880s (126.1980) Enumeration of achievements of pioneering Indian photographer Lala Deen Dayal (a leading court photographer in the Princely states of India in the late nineteenth century, whose patrons included the Maharaja … Continue reading

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Tryst with Destiny

Lisa Larsen, Jawaharlal Nehru, 1955 August 15 is India’s Independence Day, celebrating the anniversary of the end of British rule and India’s subsequent sovereignty. At midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, made … Continue reading

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