1. blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    Viewfinders: Black Women Photographers

    A collection of diverse photographs from black female photographers from the mid-1800s to the present captures important aspects of African American history and reveals the talent and courage of a small band of pioneering artists. Reissue. National ad/promo.

    Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe…

    began her formal training at age eight when her parents enrolled her in classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. When it was time for undergraduate studies, Moutoussamy-Ashe moved east to New York and received a B.F.A. degree in photography from The Cooper Union School of Art. After graduating in 1975, she worked as a graphic artist and photojournalist for WNBC-TV. In October 1976, Moutoussamy-Ashe was hired to take photographs at the United Negro College Fund tennis event, where she met tennis great, Arthur Ashe. The two married on February 20, 1977.

    Throughout her career, Moutoussamy-Ashe has had frequent group and solo exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world including the Leica Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Galerie Herve Odermat in Paris and The Excelsior in Florence among others. Publications such as Life Magazine, The New York Times, People and the Associated Press have also featured her photography, disseminating it to a wider audience. In 2001, she hosted the documentary Crucible of the Millennium, which PBS broadcast nationwide…

    Read more about Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/jeanne-moutoussamy-ashe-41

     

    (Source: goodreads.com)

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  1. Posted on 25 March, 2014

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    artnet:

The original king of the selfie, Andy Warhol. We’ve rounded up some of the best art world selfies, check it out on news.artnet.com
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    artnet:

    The original king of the selfie, Andy Warhol. We’ve rounded up some of the best art world selfies, check it out on news.artnet.com

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    andy warhol

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  1. Posted on 13 March, 2014

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    flavorpill:

    Haunting Photos of Modern-Day Ruins

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  1. theparisreview:

“In his college years, Adelman studied philosophy to try to figure out the point of being alive. In the Civil Rights movement, he found his answer.”
Ann Beattie on Bob Adelman’s photography of the Civil Rights Movement at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.
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    theparisreview:

    “In his college years, Adelman studied philosophy to try to figure out the point of being alive. In the Civil Rights movement, he found his answer.”

    Ann Beattie on Bob Adelman’s photography of the Civil Rights Movement at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.

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    Civil Rights Movement

    Birmingham

    Bob Adelman

  1. sheilastansbury:

(via Seeing Themselves: Photographers’ Self-Portraits : The New Yorker)
Photo: Deana Lawson
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    (via Seeing Themselves: Photographers’ Self-Portraits : The New Yorker)

    Photo: Deana Lawson

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    art

    self-portraits

  1. todaysdocument:

Coming out at noon, Merrimac Mills. All workers, even the boys at the side of the gate. Huntsville, Ala., 11/18/1910

From the series National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine.

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    todaysdocument:

    Coming out at noon, Merrimac Mills. All workers, even the boys at the side of the gate. Huntsville, Ala., 11/18/1910

    From the series National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine.

  2. lewis hine

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  1. (via Night Landscapes | Amanda Friedman Photography)
It seems like I’m drawn to photographer Amanda Friedman’s Night Landscapes series every Halloween. She spends her days doing celebrity portraits, but when the sun goes down, she takes these long-exposure photos that capture the feeling of being stranded in the dead of night [cue the zombies and werewolves]. Hauntingly beautiful and totally spooky. — Heidi View in High-Res

    (via Night Landscapes | Amanda Friedman Photography)

    It seems like I’m drawn to photographer Amanda Friedman’s Night Landscapes series every Halloween. She spends her days doing celebrity portraits, but when the sun goes down, she takes these long-exposure photos that capture the feeling of being stranded in the dead of night [cue the zombies and werewolves]. Hauntingly beautiful and totally spooky. — Heidi

  2. Halloween

    Amanda Friedman

    photography

  1. losangelespast:

The #11 Temple Street bus enters the Hill Street tunnel, Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, 1953.
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    losangelespast:

    The #11 Temple Street bus enters the Hill Street tunnel, Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, 1953.

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    black and white

  1. Posted on 21 October, 2013

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    nprfreshair:

Radio glamor, Americana at its best. 
via kateoplis:
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    nprfreshair:

    Radio glamor, Americana at its best.

    via kateoplis:

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    photography

    americana

  1. (via To Deepen the Mystery: The Self-Portaits of Vivian Maier)

It seems that Maier was an outsider looking into the lives of others. People weren’t aware of how great she was as an artist but she didn’t need that validation to keep going as a photographer. She could see a moment that was more unobtrusive and intimate yet powerful. — historian and collector John Maloof

I got lost in these photos this morning. A good way to start a Thursday! — heidi

    (via To Deepen the Mystery: The Self-Portaits of Vivian Maier)

    It seems that Maier was an outsider looking into the lives of others. People weren’t aware of how great she was as an artist but she didn’t need that validation to keep going as a photographer. She could see a moment that was more unobtrusive and intimate yet powerful. — historian and collector John Maloof

    I got lost in these photos this morning. A good way to start a Thursday! — heidi

  2. vivan maier

    black and white photography

    photography

    self portrait