Tag Archives: World War II

The King of Indiscretion?

Erich Salomon, Carnaval de Munich, 1925 (411.1983) Erich Salomon, Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernard, Amsterdam, 1938 (409.1983) Erich Salomon, Dutch Deputies looking at Erich Salomon’s book “Famous Contemporaries During Unguarded Moments,” The Hague, 1935 (133.1986) Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, … Continue reading

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The Aestheticization of Violence and the Aestheticization of Banality

A modern method of destruction (total obliteration) for a modern way of life! Nations are built on violence. The United States of American gained hegemony after the Second World War was ended through the use of two nuclear weapons in … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Auschwitz

In the 1980s, photographer Joseph Czarnecki began visiting Auschwitz and recording the art and graffiti he found on the walls of the concentration camp. In his book Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz, published in 1989, Czarnecki tells the … Continue reading

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Robert Doisneau’s Pictures of Women

Perhaps best known for his iconic Parisian image The Kiss by the Town Hall, Robert Doisneau left a photographic legacy filled with warm, humorous, and poetic black-and-white impressions of everyday life in the French capital. The Doisneau photographs in the … Continue reading

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Peace from Nagasaki

Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (recto) Atom-Bombed Nagasaki, 1945-ca. 1949 (verso)

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EYE-opening work of Bill Brandt

A current exhibition at MoMA, Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, highlights the extensive career of this British photographer. Brandt was known for his ever-changing modernist and abstract styles. In the beginning of his career, he assisted Man Ray, whose Surrealist … Continue reading

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Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ

Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, [Raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, Berlin], 1945 Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, Self Portrait, Berlin, 1945 (2007.93.32) Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, General view of destroyed Nuremberg, 1945 (2008.109.12) Evgeniĭ Khaldeĭ, [Victory in Bulgaria], ca. 1944 (1059.1986) Mostly known in the Western … Continue reading

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Julia Pirotte

Julia Pirotte, Ma soeur Mindla Maria Diament, Resistante Française, prisonnière N.N (Nuit et Brouillard) décapitée à Breslau, 1942 Julia Pirotte, Auto portrait dans la glace, Marseille, 1943 Julia Pirotte, A mort Petain, Marseille, May 8, 1945 Julia Pirotte, [Boy with … Continue reading

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Heart Mountain Internment Camp

Hansel Mieth, Heart Mountain Internees; a salute to the American flag led by a Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corp during 35 degree below zero weather, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1942 Hansel Mieth, Honor Guard; A soldier shipped back from the … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Physical Damage Division, [Ruins of Shima Surgical Hospital, Hiroshima], October 24, 1945 (The ruins of the Hiroshima Prefectural Exhibition Hall, now the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, are visible in the background.) Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors … Continue reading

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