Category Archives: Cornell Capa Papers

Ford Motor Company Report 1959

As a group photograph I think that Cornell Capa’s Ford photograph rivals the famous Coney Island beach spectacular photograph by Weegee the famous (July 1940).  In Capa’s Ford image we see rows and rows of (mainly white) men in crisp … Continue reading

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Tracking down the Diamonds

One of the most appealing aspects of processing an archival collection is discovering mysteries! For example: this news clipping, attached to a letter to Cornell Capa. The article (from November 12, 1970) introduces readers to a young photographer named Mark … Continue reading

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ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience

The American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) was established in 1944 by a pair of New York based photographers. The ASMP was, and still is dedicated to connecting fellow photojournalists in order to advocate for their rights to decent wages and … Continue reading

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Young Capa

Combing the Cornell Capa papers, we came across an envelope with a mysterious note. One Emery Florian from Jackson Heights, Queens writes to Edie and Cornell:  Dear Everyone of You: Enclosed is a very valuable photo which was taken a … Continue reading

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The Documentary Aesthetic of Walker Evans

In the fall of 1971 there was an amazing photography lecture series hosted at NYU by the International Fund for Concerned Photography Inc.  The lecture series was the Concerned Photographer III iteration and the line-up was filled with photographic stars. … Continue reading

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Margin of Life

Margin of Life was a book (published in both English and Spanish) and an exhibition by Cornell Capa. It was produced to coincide with World Population year in 1974 and an International Fund for Concerned Photography Task Force was set … Continue reading

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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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