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Rembrandt, [Unidentified women in a question mark], ca. 1915 (2006.62.1) I (heart) this photo (of possible punctuated paramours). The Rembrandt photography studio that made this unquestionably lovely photo was located at 314 N. Main St, Decatur, Illinois.

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Malick Sidibé, 1935 – 2016

Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1962 (22.2004) Malick Sidibé, Les Trois Mareines, 1984 (20.2004) Malick Sidibé, Mère et Enfants, ca. 1975 (21.2004)

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International Women’s Day 2016

Margaretta K. Mitchell, Ruth Bernhard, 1978 (28.1983) Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006). Ruth Bernhard lives in the upstairs flat of a narrow white Victorian house in San Francisco. The staircase runs straight to the top, where both long walls are hung with … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: “Little” and “Big” Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell lived and worked in a suburb about an hour from Paris called Vétheuil. The house was a rambling stone structure, not grand but very comfortable. In the back was her studio, a separate traditional, skylit artist’s atelier, down … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark, 1940 – 2015

Mary Ellen Mark, Tunice, Mississippi, 1991 (456.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Roy Cohn, 1986 (457.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Las Vegas, 1991 (459.1993) Michel Auer, Mary Ellen Mark, November 14, 1983 (361.1988) Mary Ellen Mark passed away yesterday, May 25, 2015. She was 75.

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Wondering if that elusive fame I was after was worth while…”

Weegee (1899-1968), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), “a great photographer,” in the office of his gallery, 1944 (Portfolio 26) 71 years ago tomorrow PM published Weegee’s story of his encounter with Alfred Stieglitz with words by Weegee and a fraction of the … Continue reading

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