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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, […]

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 Covers

September 10, 2011

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After the the terrorist attacks ten years ago, magazines of all kinds responded with journalism of epic scale. The scope and depth of the event were reflected on their covers. A decade on, with the future of print in question, one wonders whether the power of photography and graphic design seen after 9/11 will ever […]

Icons: The 9/11 Series, Part 4

September 9, 2011

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The oral history of photographers at Ground Zero concludes with the story of New York Times photographer Angel Franco, who raced downtown from an assignment in the Bronx after learning of the World Trade Center attacks. The image he made that day—a nation’s anguish and shock etched on two faces—has become an icon of 9/11. […]

Icons: The 9/11 Series, Part 3

September 7, 2011

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Part three of the oral history of the photographers who made iconic pictures at Ground Zero continues with story of legendary photojournalist James Nachtwey, who was in his own apartment near the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center, when the attack occurred. Nachtwey, who barely survived the day, […]

Art: The Difference Between Boys and Girls

August 4, 2011

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It is generally assumed that people have hidden selves, identities that are different from those we present to the world. Another common belief is that the artful portraitist will trick the truth out of a subject, discovering and uncovering that which was kept private. That truth—what appears to us as truth—very often has the appearance […]

Books: George Platt Lynes and the Male Nude

July 20, 2011

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George Platt lynes: The Male Nudes (Rizzoli, $12); edited by Steven Haas; afterword by Allen Ellensweig; 256 pages/10″ x 12″ There have been a number of books about the photographer George Platt Lynes, whose work in the 1930s and 1940s helped set the stage for much of what we see in the visual culture today. […]