All posts tagged “Photography

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s at The Met Fifth Avenue, June 26 – October 8, 2018

“This exhibition presents more than one hundred fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change. The photographs generally feature sitters in a frontal pose against a painted studio backdrop—soldiers and sailors (men and… Read More

Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950 at International Center of Photography (ICP), May 23 – September 2, 2018

“In 1950 Elliott Erwitt, then just twenty-two years old, set out to capture Pittsburgh’s transformation from an industrial city into a modern metropolis. Commissioned by Roy Stryker, the mastermind behind the large-scale documentary photography projects launched by the US government during the Great Depression, Erwitt… Read More

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment at International Center of Photography (ICP), May 23 – September 2, 2018

“Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as… Read More

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. at New-York Historical Society, February 16 – May 20, 2018

“To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, the New-York Historical Society presents an exhibition of photographs and artifacts honoring these visionary leaders who irrevocably changed the United States. Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin LuthermKing… Read More

Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs at The Met Fifth Avenue, through April 7, 2018

“A member of the “international set” in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering art, portrait, and fashion photographer, known for creating images that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. The “quicksilver brilliance” that characterized de Meyer’s art led fellow photographer… Read More