Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Associate librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

beach life

Piémanson by Vasantha Yoganantha Chose Commune, 2014. R TR655 Y642 2014 Summertime is here and families flock to the beach. In southern France there is a beach in Piémanson in the heart of Carmargue Nature Reserve that every year from … Continue reading

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Elviswho

Elviswho by Peter Badge and Johann Zambryski. TR179.5.B33 E48 2002   On the 16th August 1977 the King died. Long live the King. In 2003 photographer Peter Badge and artist Johann Zambryski made an Elvis artists’ publication. I discovered this … Continue reading

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throwing cameras with Baxter&

By making life more interesting for others, we may indirectly help to alleviate the human condition. We up your aesthetic quality of life, we up your creativity. We celebrate the ordinary. – N.E.Thing Company This is a book that I … Continue reading

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the whole loaf

The Bread Book by Kenneth Josephson (1973) is a small booklet of twenty pages printed in offset. Starting with the front cover which shows, besides the title, the cap of a loaf of bread, each sheet progressively shows the front … Continue reading

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Passion

Front cover of Passion 1970 My summer passion this year is randomly browsing and then unearthing some of the brilliant gems that are here in this great little library of ours. The 1970 SVA Passion class. . . . Passion … Continue reading

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Luc Chessex

The library keeps on giving and a ‘new’ book often emerges from the open and accessible stacks. This is a wonderful booklet from a Venezuelan gallery/publisher  Fototeca from May 1978 with work from the extraordinary photographer Luc Chessex. The book … Continue reading

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World Cup Fever

We don’t have a lot of football (soccer) photobooks in the library. Actually we do not have that many in Sports in general – but we have some. I thought I should mention that the largest, most exciting and most … Continue reading

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