Best known for his photographs of nocturnal Paris and its demimonde, Brassai also took pictures of wall carvings and markings over three decades. Published in 1961 in the collection Graffiti, the prints were divided into sections, including painted graffiti, which Brassai titled The Language of the Wall. Brassai...
THOMAS RUFF: "NUDES"
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Byberry Insane Asylum - A House of Horrors in 1940's Philadelphia
For nearly 200 years, Northeastern Philadelphia had treated its surrounding mentally ill citizens “to keep them off the streets” because they caused “terror among their neighbors.”
DORIS ULMANN: "APPALACHIAN PORTRAITS"
Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) was born and educated in New York City. A graduate of the school of the Ethical Culture Society, a socially liberal organization that championed individual worth regardless of ethnic background or economic condition. In the late 1920's Ulmann made trips each summer to document the...
Mike Brodie: "Tones of Dirt and Bone"
The images in Tones of Dirt and Bone were made between 2004 and 2006, with a Polaroid camera and Time Zero film. Brodie used the characteristics and limitations inherent to this type of camera and film to his advantage. The portraits he made are further enhanced by the...
ROMAIN SLOCOMBE: "CITY OF BROKEN DOLLS"
“MY WORK’S NOT ONLY ABOUT MY OBSESSION WITH JAPANESE WOMEN, IT’S ABOUT MEDICAL FETISHISM AND MY FASCINATION WITH ACCIDENTS” – ROMAIN SLOCOMBE, 1997
Beautiful Japanese girls are photographed in casts and bandages, victims of unknown traumas in the neon streets and hospital rooms. These are the "broken dolls" of...
Jerry Brendt: Scene from 1960's Boston - 'The Combat Zone'
‘The Combat Zone’ was the name given to the roughest area in Boston at the end of the 1960s, full of violence, sexual exploitation and racial war.
In 1967, Harvard University commissioned Jerry Berndt to explore this Boston of shadows and vice. Like a war reporter, the young 24-year-old photographer...
Stanley Kubrick's Photographs of 1940's NYC
Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on New York City.
(All rights reserved. Images @ The Estate of Stanley Kubrick.)
Born in Mexico City in 1942, Iturbide did not begin as a still photographer. In 1969 she enrolled in film school at the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos at the Universidad Nacional Autónama de México but was drawn to still photography when she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who was...
ARNOLD KRAMER: "INTERIORS"
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