Monthly archives of “August 2017

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, August 18 – October 15, 2017

“The New-York Historical Society celebrates the late photographer Editta Sherman (1912–2013) with a special exhibition of her celebrity portraits, to be shown in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery in the Museum’s new Center for Women’s History. The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman… Read More

The First Total Solar Eclipse Ever Captured in Photographs in the United States, May 26, 1854. Gillman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. Photographers William and Frederick Langenheim, brothers from Philadelphia, made eight sequential daguerreotypes of the eclipse. Seven survive and are… Read More

Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists at The Met Fifth Avenue, through December 17, 2018

“Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people use mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy. Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between… Read More

Red Spotted Purple: Roman Vishniac’s Science Work in ICP Gallery at Mana Contemporary, August 2-October 27, 2017

“Red Spotted Purple”: Roman Vishniac’s Science Work is a special exhibition organized by ICP at Mana’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, Claudia Sohrens. As part of her Artist-in-Residence position, Sohrens was given unfettered access to the ICP Collections and invited to mine its archives. The result: Sohrens’ discovery of the… Read More