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All Together Now

Neal Slavin, Staten Island Ferry, Liberty Island, NY, (207.1985.a) Neal Slavin, Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, NJ, (207.1985.l) Neal Slavin, New York City Transit Authority, Brooklyn, NY, (207.1985.i) Neal Slavin, International Twins Association, Muncie, Indiana, (207.1985.d) Neal Slavin, Product Managers, AT&T … Continue reading

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A Strikingly Beautiful Downtown Nocturne: Naked City (annotated)

Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) Weegee (1899-1968), “Naked City,” 1945 (2011.75.2) This month marks the 72nd anniversary of the publication of Weegee’s Naked City. The book begins with a bang. The first photo (after a pair of surprising and … Continue reading

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Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … 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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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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