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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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66 Years Ago Today: “…for you darling, your picture.”

Mike Disfamer (1884-1959), Elma Lee, February 26, 1949 (2014.61.1) “This was made Feb. 26, 1949. Little Darling Elma Lee was 5 months and 23 days old. God bless our little baby girl. This I pray will be kept for her … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Jean Dubuffet’s “Volcanic Eruptions” in New York City

Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet in 1952 on a working visit to New York City, 1952 (138.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (150.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York City, 1952 (145.1990) Alexander Liberman, Jean Dubuffet, New York … Continue reading

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Miss Disfarmer

Mike Disfarmer, Agnes, Alice, Bessie, Costilla, Ethel, Gracie, Jewell, Jodie, Lona, May, Marie, Nettie, Ora, Pauline, Thelma, Vivian , and Unidentified Women, ca. 1940s

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Re-reading Edwardian fashion tintypes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at “Beach”],  ca. 1880, 2009.3.1 Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like … Continue reading

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John Cage was born 102 years ago today

David Seidner, John Cage, 1977 (2007.120.19) The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylight living-working studio… It was a magical day for me: the guru and his disciple. I … Continue reading

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