Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

The Supreme Court Vs. Ralph Ginzburg

Working through the papers of Cornell Capa I came across a folder marked with big bold sharpie drawn letters ‘Ralph Ginzburg’. There were not a lot of materials in the folder, mainly newspaper clippings about what was happening to Ginzburg … Continue reading

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The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac: Man, Nature and Science was a project directed by Cornell Capa. It was an exhibition organized by and promoted under the umbrella of The International Fund for Concerned Photography. The exhibition opened at the Jewish … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday ICP

On the evening of November 15th 1974 the International Center of Photography opened its doors for the first time to for an exhibition. . November 16th 1974 was declared to be “International Center of Photography Day” by then New York … Continue reading

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Cornell Capa in Japan 1968

Cornell Capa on Japanese Television in 1968.   From the Cornell Capa Papers: The TV Monitor Report documenting the occasion of Cornell Capa on Japanese television. The TV program on Robert Capa and the Concerned Photographer exhibit went on the … Continue reading

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“Whoa, what’s THAT book?” by Kent Sargent

“Whoa, what’s THAT book?” by Kent Sargent I was a bit taken aback…it looked like a 3rd grade “reader”, straight out of the 1950’s! The cover of the small  6×9 book was illustrated, not with a photograph, but with a … Continue reading

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Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and this has been the case since 1986. Initially, some states resisted observing the holiday, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was only in … Continue reading

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ten photobooks from 2014

It is that time of year again. Here are ten photobooks that I have in some way found to be interesting, unusual and inspirational. There are many other great photobooks that are not included here. There are even some photobooks … Continue reading

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