Tag Archives: Edward Steichen

Captions and the Appropriation of the Photograph

This photograph is Dorothea Lange’s most famous image, endlessly reproduced and discussed and that has become the most iconic image of the Great Depression. It is shown here with its original caption (i) as written by Lange. It goes beyond Henri … Continue reading

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A3 Research – Survivors in Ukraine: Stephen Shore

Background Stephen Shore’s Survivors in Ukraine (1) is highly relevant as research for assignment 3. It documents a community, albeit one defined by age and ethnicity as opposed to geography, and Shore, in this instance, might be described as a connected outsider. … Continue reading

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John Szarkowski: Mirrors and Windows

In 1978 John Szarkowski curated Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art; in the same year the exhibition catalogue was published as a book of the same name (1). The exhibition explored Szarkowski’s theory … Continue reading

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The Brighton Belle – Bill Brandt

For August bank holiday 1935 Bill Brandt and his sister-in-law Ester (i) were invited to lunch at Castle Hill (ii), the country home of his uncle Augustus, but, according to Paul Delany (1) thinking lunch would be “desperately boring” they … Continue reading

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