Tag Archives: Photography

For sale: 1 million photos of NYC’s history

“Photographers from Brown Brothers hauled their cameras from Ellis Island to Broadway to Yankee Stadium to snap pictures of street urchins and socialites, hardhats and mobsters, athletes and entertainers, capturing nearly every aspect of New York City life in the first six decades of the 20th century. Now, the more than 1 million photographs and negatives the company compiled are up for sale.” (via The Washington Post)

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Photographer brings libraries into focus

“West Philadelphia-based photographer Kyle Cassidy has made a career of sidestepping political land mines as he dives deep into American subcultures. Consider, for example, his 2007 book Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes.But in February, he published a photo essay that really touched a nerve. The subject? Librarians.”Certainly, the gun book was much less controversial,” he said.” (via Philly.com)

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Farm Security Administration Photo Archive Re-emerges at the New York Public Library

NY Times – “Roy Stryker, founder of the Farm Security Administration’s photography project, was determined to compile a visual encyclopedia of the United States in the 1930s and ’40s and preserve it for future generations. So, while photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Russell Lee crisscrossed the country, Mr. Stryker was sending boxes of prints to Ramona Javitz, the director of the New York Public Library Picture Collection, to make sure there was a repository other than the National Archives.”

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360-Degree Panorama Takes You Inside Prague’s Off-Limits Baroque Library

Wired – “Jeffrey Martin and his robot-driven camera capture images in the Philosophical Hall of the 868-year-old Strahov monastery library in Prague.”

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