Vox Populi

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Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother, 1936

Dorothea Lange took this photograph in 1936, while employed by the U.S. government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) program, formed during the Great Depression to raise awareness of and provide aid … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: To Tell You the Story

Yannis Behrakis, one of the world’s most respected photographers who chronicled with empathy “the best and the worst of humankind” in global conflicts and crises, has died of cancer at 58. Born … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lauren Camp: Exposure

After Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico 1941″

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Masters of Photography — Diane Arbus

. Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers —and others whose normality was perceived … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joan E. Bauer: The Camera Artist

In 1955, Swiss-born Robert Frank criss-crossed the United States. From 27,000 shots, 83 images:  The Americans. Factory workers in Detroit,  transvestites in New York City. Billowing American flags, gossamer-thin & torn. … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

Therese Frare: A father comforts his son on his deathbed. The photograph that changed the face of AIDS (1989)

A father comforts his son, David Kirby, on his deathbed in Ohio, 1989. . This picture is widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS. It showed AIDS … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Light moves at the Washington National Cathedral

. This time lapse video — part of the exhibition “Scaling Washington” at the National Building Museum — highlights the movement of stained glass light at the Washington National Cathedral. … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Joan E. Bauer: Manzanar

Manzanar   for Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston,             author of Farewell to Manzanar   The word, Spanish for apple orchard but by 1942, no orchards in the Owens Valley.   Water … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Masters of Photography — Andre Kertesz

— André Kertész (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Masters of Photography – Gertrude Käsebier

This video is a summary of the life and career of the American photographer Gertrude Käsebier (1852 – 1934) known for her beautifully composed portraits of women, children, and family life at the turn … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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