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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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A Century of Photography: 1889

Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Another Baxter St. Alley, 1888 or 1889, (267.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Dockrats hunted by police, New York, ca. 1889 (246.1982) James Walker, Lake Geneva, near Geneva, Switzerland, ca. 1889 (455.2000) Unidentified Photographer, [Rev. M. Shrugler baptizing Mr. … Continue reading

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A Century of Photography: 1888

James Walker, Vistors at the Museum, ca. 1888 (476.2000) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Bandits’ Roost, 1888, (235.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Baxter St. Alley, 1888 (266.1982) Jacob Riis (1849-1914), Mullen’s Alley, 1888 (204.1982) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman], ca. 1888 (2012.111.60) Frank Wendt … Continue reading

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Helen Levitt: “Why don’t we let people look at pictures.”

Helen Levitt (1913–2009), [Two girls on a truck], ca. 1948 (2006.55.2) School is good. Helen Levitt speaking at ICP on June 17th 1987 about learning photography in the 1930s and 40s by asking the person working at the photography store … Continue reading

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“There must be something going on down there too…”

Lisette Model (1901-1983), Running Legs, New York, 1940-41 (119.1993) Lisette Model (1901-1983), Running Legs, New York, 1940-41 (83.1993) Lisette Model (1901-1983), Running Legs, New York, 1940-41 (96.1993) Lisette Model (1901-1983), Running Legs, New York, 1940-41 (97.1993) Lisette Model (1901-1983), Running … 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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¡Feliz año nuevo! 2017

Crónica, January 1936 (2055.2005) Weegee, “Tavern of ground floor of burning building at 80 Greenwich St. is shelter for firemen overcome by smoke New Year’s Eve. Customers also had a hot time.” January, 1945 (15175.1993) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, … Continue reading

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