Archive for category: Historic

W. Eugene Smith interviewed by Philippe Halsman

W. Eugene Smith interviewed by Philippe Halsman

Just finished reading this interview between W. Eugene Smith and Philippe Halsman, which took place in 1956. Its fantastic! If you haven’t read it, you should. “I would hate to risk my life to take another bloody picture for the Daily News, but if it might change man’s mind against […]

LOC finds of the day – the earliest examples of the photobomb!

LOC finds of the day – the earliest examples of the photobomb!

I love this set on the Library of Congress Flickr site of photographers caught in the background. Now I feel like combing through their archives in search of more..      

Thanksgiving..

Thanksgiving..

Is a bit of a loaded holiday, eh? Well.. here we are. If nothing else, a day to think of what we are thankful for. A morning spent looking at amazing faces on the Library of Congress site.

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

Wonderful post on the Lens blog on Gordon Parks’ photographs during the Civil Rights era, reminding me of this incredible and intense work. See it, here. For some reason, seeing these moments in such vivid color makes it all the more absurd and unsettling to me.   You can also […]

LOC finds of the day – Doing things, and not doing things..

LOC finds of the day – Doing things, and not doing things..

I hope wherever you are its not as hot and gross as it is here in New York.. or maybe you love it and in that case I’m happy for you. Until I become less bitter, I’ll stick with my AC and LOC hunting..