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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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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis (1921–2013), [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) As the American national anthem began to play during the … Continue reading

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“The easiest kind of a job to cover was a murder because the stiff would be laying on the ground, he couldn’t get up and be temperamental…”

Famous Photographers Tell How, Candid Recordings, 1958 Some of the photos Weegee speaks about and their original published context: Weegee (1899-1968), [Ballerina Marina Franca in her peacock costume at the Cinderella Ball, Waldorf Astoria, New York], April 18, 1941 (15700.1993) … Continue reading

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Harry Belafonte

Jan Studio, [John F. Kennedy talking with Harry Belafonte during Kennedy’s presidential campaign, New York], October 1960 (2010.81.50) Cornell Capa (1918-2008), Harry Belafonte and his daughter Shari, New York, 1957 In the spring of 1957, Cornell Capa photographed Harry Belafonte … Continue reading

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Post-Truth… That’s Life

In truth, this post, like so much of life, and perhaps death (a subtle reference to the classic tweet: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”), these days, was … Continue reading

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“The New Generation Offers a Leader”

Yale Joel, [Candidate for Congress, John F. Kennedy, 29, sitting under campaign poster, next to photos of his parents in a room at the Bellevue Hotel during his campaign for MA-Rep for the 11th district], 1946 (1924.2005) JOHN F. KENNEDY. … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: “Death’s Head” or “Then he locks his doors and either paints here where the light is good or he goes below to have fun with his grotesque sculpture.”

Robert Capa (1913-1954), Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris, September 1944 (3314.1992) (Death’s Head, Paris, ca. 1941, Man with a Lamb, Paris, 1943 and possibly Cat, Paris, 1941 in the background.) Robert Capa, [Pablo Picasso in his studio, Paris], September … Continue reading

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