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Books: Inside the White House with Vicki Goldberg

January 11, 2012

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The New Hampshire primary is now over, and Americans begin the long process of deciding who will occupy the White House for the next four years. Millions and millions of dollars will be spent in the effort to claim the executive mansion, which is of course not just a mansion, but also an emblem of […]

How I Got the Picture: Hockey’s New Glamour

November 6, 2011

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Photographer Andrew Eccles, an avid fan of ice hockey, holds that the ugliest era in the history of the sport was the 1970s, and who could quarrel with that? What began as a game played by Canadian college men in the 1870s had a century later become a kind of frozen version of roller derby, […]

Books: Loengard’s Ode to the Age of Silver

October 25, 2011

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John Loengard, photographer, author, and former director of photography for Life magazine, has been in love with photography since 1953, when at age 11 he shot his first picture. In the 1980s he began taking photographs of other photographers–members of what might be called photography’s Greatest Generation, who worked through the mid-to-late 20th century, shooting […]

Icons: An Interview with the Real “American Girl”

October 4, 2011

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Photographer Ruth Orkin’s “American Girl in Italy” is probably one of the most widely known and loved images from the 20th century. Orkin, who died in 1985, took the picture a little more than 50 years ago, on August 21, 1951, in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, a day after meeting a 23-year-old American […]

Icons: What Does Heroism Look Like?

September 26, 2011

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You don’t rummage through literature or art long without bumping into heroes–those few, those happy few –and they certainly populate the history of photography. The photographic icons we freshly remember show us the idols we need, the archetypes we use to define what is best in us all. Recently Life.com asked me to look at […]

How I Got the Picture: Stephen Mallon’s Working Class

September 19, 2011

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A Bridge Delivered from stephen mallon on Vimeo. To view, enter the password 300002011s The Willis Avenue Bridge in New York City was originally constructed in 1901 to span the Harlem River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. In 2005, the New York City Department of Transportation decided to replace the aging structure, […]

Icons: The 9/11 Series, Part 2

September 5, 2011

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The oral history of the photographers who shot iconic images at Ground Zero on 9/11 continues today with the story of Shannon Stapleton, a New York City-based freelance photographer, and Thomas Franklin, a staff photographer for the Bergen County Record. Stapleton shot an enduring photo of firemen carrying the body of Father Mychal Judge, the […]