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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932

Combining his affinity for the disciplined painting of the great masters with his interest in Surrealism and modern philosophy plus his thirst for adventure and desire to be in the thick of current events, Cartier-Bresson used photography to create visual documents of remarkable spontaneity.

March 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vivian Maier: Portrait of an American City

When Chicago nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, she left behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. They are now considered some of the best photographs of American urban life ever made.

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Writers Block

Fenster McGraw is crawling out the back window of his lover’s house and stumbling into the alley pulling up his pants, and is spotted by the ever vigilant widow Winnie Wildwood with her nineteenth century naval spyglass who’s had her suspicions about that Wilson woman anyhow

October 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Street Photography

Wonder how long it took people to get over the shock of the first photographs, the exact replication of the human image? Was it eerie? Did people feel that something … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Masters of Photography — Alfred Eisenstaedt

. This video summarizes the life and work of Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898 – 1995), a German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs made with a 35mm Leica … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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