Tag Archives: Moscow

“Clumsy boxes with huge horns under the name ‘Singing Cupid.'”

Before the revolution, strictly speaking, the bicycle had no significance for practical purposes. It existed entirely as an amusement but not as a means of travel. The frightful roads, the cobblestone streets of the towns, simply made the bicycle into … Continue reading

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Hope for the future

Margaret Bourke-White, Shock Brigadier, ca. 1931 (622.1994) From 1930 through 1932 Margaret Bourke-White visited the U.S.S.R. to document the first Five Year Plan, a series of nationwide centralized plans to transition from an agricultural society to an industrial economy. During several trips she took hundreds of … Continue reading

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Capa in Color

Robert Capa, [Ernest Hemingway and his son Gregory, Sun Valley, Idaho], October 1941 (2013.92.32) Capa in Color opens tomorrow and will be on view at ICP until May 4, 2014. It is the story of an incredible resurrection: from the 1940s, … Continue reading

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Margaret Bourke-White: Women at Work

Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work … Continue reading

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Solstice: Winter

George Barker, [Niagara Falls in Winter], ca. 1890 Unidentified Photographer, [Winter Baptism], ca. 1930s Ellen Binder, Moscow: A retired woman emerges from her winter morning swim in the Moscow River, 1991–98 Weegee, Winter, ca. 1940 Paul Caponigro, Stonehenge, 1978 Martin … Continue reading

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