Monthly Archives: January 2011

Un-Contested Winners from the Library’s Vertical Files

Two brochures showed up recently in the vertical files for photography competitions. America’s Many Faces was organized by Edward Steichen for the National Urban League in 1960.  He convened a panel of experts to plan the exhibition, including photographers Margaret … Continue reading

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Whose Eye Am I?

Ylla was a remarkable animal photographer who produced a series of books for children that are instantly recognizable by their characteristic and distinctive graphic design: taxi-cab yellow and bold high contrast black and white photography. ICP has many of her … Continue reading

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I LEGO NY

Lego, Photography and New York – is there anything more that you really need from a book? This book is delightful and whimsical and in the ICP library TR656.5 N541 2010. Christoph Niemann uses his son’s LEGO to construct and … Continue reading

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Danny Goldfield’s NY Children get their Day in the Sun

The remarkable project from the heart of Danny Goldfield, to photograph one child living in NYC from every nation in the world resulted in a self-published book the library is the proud possessor of. Danny, an ICP member, popped into … Continue reading

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The Best Lists

2010 really had a lot going for it and in photobook terms many folks have been producing the ‘best of’ lists. There is some overlap and some duplication in choices and there is also some real hidden gems brought to … Continue reading

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“If You See Something, Say Something” or, Hungarian Rhapsody

[To the non-New York-based blog readers: Our Transit System displays posters advising us to report un-attended boxes and suitcases using the above slogan.] A box arrived in the New Year from Hungary.  We knew that Shandor Hassan had been acting … Continue reading

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BBC The Strand Tribute to Ernest Cole

The Strand is a show that I am an ardent admirer of.  It is my culture podcast on my morning and evening commute.  I recently re-listened to one that was a tribute to the South African photographer Ernest Cole, whose … Continue reading

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