Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

“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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PhotoBiblioMania at the ICP Library

PhotoBiblioMania an exhibition of books about photobooks October-December 2014 Welcome to the launch of the PhotoBiblioMania project at the ICP library. Please peruse our initial compilation of a bibliography of books about photobooks [see below] along with some thoughts on … Continue reading

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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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