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Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:43 am
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Someone's got to carry the mantle of that fallen warrior.

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:11 pm
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Man Ray. Observatory Time. The Lovers. 1936.

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A final image with Lee Miller. The painting at the top of the frame, 'The Lovers', depicts Miller's lips. Man Ray used the image repeatedly in his photographs.

The New Yorker on Lee Miller

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Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:27 pm
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Man Ray. 1929.

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:02 am
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I've seen a few Man Ray short films and they are all great. I think you can watch some of them on youtube.


Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:04 am
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 pm
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Man Ray. Boulevard de Raspail. Paris. 1930.

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Surrealism and Photography

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Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:31 am
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I love the angle that photo was shot at. It really highlights the precarious position of that wall.

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Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:43 am
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The thing that immediately stood out to me about that photo is the shapes. Although the structure is dilapidated, it still has that human precision intact in the vertical, horizontal, and circular patterns. This preciseness is contrasted by the clouds that have no particular pattern whatsoever, although we're always quick to find pattern in what's perhaps unpatternable.

Whoever designed those railings, however, was very clever. :)


Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 am
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Man Ray. La Trattoria de la moda.

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In addition to his work as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, Man Ray also worked as an avant-garde filmmaker, part of the Cinéma Pur movement.

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Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:27 am
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Man Ray. Details unknown.

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Another Man Ray film, Emak-Bakia:



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Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:14 am
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Man Ray. Solarization (Calla Lilies). 1931.

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Man Ray frequently used solarization, a technique he and Lee Miller accidentally discovered that involves exposing the negative to additional light to create an unusual sheen. He used the technique to help his photographs "escape from banality".

On solarization and rayographs, another technique Man Ray employed (which we'll see more of soon)

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:44 am
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Man Ray. Untitled Rayograph (Metal coil). 1922.

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Photograms (called rayographs by Man Ray) are made using a cameraless technique where light is exposed to chemically sensitized surface.

Rayographs vs Photograms

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Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:48 am
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Wonderful


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Man Ray. Untitled Rayograph. 1922.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:31 am
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Man Ray. Untitled Rayograph. 1923.

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Film burned directly onto film.

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Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:04 pm
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Man Ray. Photomontage with Nude and Studio Light.

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Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:04 am
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Man Ray is well known for his nudes. William Wegman is well-known for his portraits of his dog, that he named Man Ray. :)

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 pm
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Man Ray. Prayer. 1930.

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"This piece, with its awkward juxtaposition of hands, feet, and buttocks, shocks the viewer in a more conventional sense as well. Man Ray admired the writings of the Marquis de Sade, and this image evokes that author's sexual predilections and strong opposition to clerical influence in secular matters."

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Eugène Atget. Paris. During the Eclipse. 1882.

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The prolific photographer of a Paris lost to time. His work was admired by many painters of the time, perhaps most of all by the Surrealists; Man Ray, who knew Atget personally, used During the Eclipse for the cover of his magazine La Révolution surréaliste. I suspect they were drawn to the unwitting, unpretentious quality of his work, and how that belied its finer qualities: the beauty of his light, his fascination with the antiquated, and the uncanny emptiness of his streets, which suggests a world of memory no longer populated with people.

His work also brings to mind the films of Louis Feuillade, a director of pulpy film serials (also championed by the Surrealists), who shot his films on the same streets around the same time. When he photographed people, they were workers and people of the street, and he just as frequently photographed mannequins in shop windows, hidden among the reflections of the city he adored.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:20 am
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Eugène Atget. Escalier. Hotel du Marquis de Lagrange. 6 rue de Braque. 1901.

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Atget developed a passion for photographing the Paris of his time before it succumbed to industrialization and modernization, taking particular interest in the small, quiet, unexplored corners of the city. This tendency, paired with the soft light of his long exposures, imbues his work with a nostalgic quality, one which may have been apparent even at the time he was photographing, as Paris (like most major cities) was undergoing rapid and unprecedented change. His work captures a city that has since faded, much like Karel Plicka captured Prague around the same time.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:53 pm
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Eugène Atget. Paris. Avenue des Gobelins.

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An article about Atget and how he was discovered by Berenice Abbott.

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Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:38 am
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Eugène Atget. Paris. Date Unknown.

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A sort of accidental self-portrait, where the photographer merges with his subject.

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Eugène Atget. Un coin. Rue de Seine. Paris. 1924.

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Old Paris - Photographic Portrait of a City

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Eugène Atget. Paris. Bitumiers. 1899-1900.

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Bitume is tar, a bitumier is one who tars. This photograph recalls -- in the position of its models and the play of light -- Gustave Caillebotte's Les Raboteurs de parquet, one of my favorite paintings.

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:45 am
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Eugène Atget. Fireplace, Hôtel Matignon, former Austrian embassy, 57 rue de Varenne, 7th arrondissement. 1905.

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Capturing the Essence of Paris

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Eugène Atget. Versailles.

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While stop action images of people are bound to figure prominently in any collection of street photographs, this book also contains many pictures in which there are no people at all. The most salient examples are to be found in the works of Eugene Atget. Yet even he was, through implication and inference, trying to show us life on the street. Suggesting presence in the midst of absence, he was attempting to reveal the life of the street as it inhered in the setting itself. Like every other practitioner of this genre, he wandered the streets with his camera, looking for what would today be called photo opportunities. More importantly, he was also like every other street photographer in his readiness to respond to errant details, chance juxtapositions, odd non sequiturs, peculiarities of scale, the quirkiness of life on the streets.

(from the forward to Bystander: A History of Street Photography)

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Eugène Atget. Coin de la rue Valette et Pantheon, 5e arrondissement, matinee de mars. 1925.

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I've picked two views of the Pantheon that are very evocative for me because they recall the time I spent in Paris, and how on the second day I strolled down the street my hotel was on, then turned a corner to find the Pantheon looming before me, much like it does here. I had no idea it existed, and the fact that secret monuments could exist in such proliferation in Paris startled me.

This could be the very street I was standing on. I'll post the second view of the Pantheon tomorrow.

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Eugène Atget. The Panthéon. 1924.

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Another view of the Pantheon.

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Eugène Atget. Versailles, late October, the evening effect of storm, view from the North Parterre. 1903.

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More of Atget's work

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:32 am
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Fucking epic...

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:21 am
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Everything about that picture - the statues, the reflections on the water - is just so breathtaking.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:17 am
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Lee Miller. Portrait of space. Near Siwa Egypt. 1937.

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This one is coming in late because I discovered it while reading up on Man Ray and Lee Miller, but it's possibly Miller's best picture: pure surrealism discovered in a clandestine moment.

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Moises Saman. Afghanistan. Gardez. An Afghan boy plays in the ruins of a former government building destroyed during the civil war of the 1990's in Afghanistan. May 2005.

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A Magnum Photographer

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Moises Saman. Afghanistan. Kabul. Children living in a former school on the outskirts of Kabul, now home to several Afghan families recently returned from Pakistan. May 2006.

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His Twitter

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:42 pm
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I'm still stunned by Mr. Atget's work. Thanks for the introduction. ;)


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Moises Saman. Afghanistan. Kandahar. A boy covers his eyes during a sandstorm in the southern city of Kandahar. March 2005.

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An interview with Saman, with many more examples of his work.

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Moises Saman. Afghanistan. Marja. US Marines kneel behind a smoke screen at an helicopter landing zone in Marja, Helmand Province. March 2010.

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The smoke forms a phantasmal wreath of leaves, like the memory of spring.

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Moises Saman. Iraq. Najaf. Women gather on a street in the holy city of Najaf. August 11, 2010.

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Moises Saman. Palestine. Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip. Family members mourn the death of a farmer killed by Israeli soldiers near the border with Israel in the northern Gaza Strip. July 2006.

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The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar, a New Yorker article by Saman and David Rohde about the cleansing of the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

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The blurriness in some parts of that photograph may seem like a flaw at first glance, but I think it highlights the franticness and the anger that the people in it must be feeling. I also think that the man with the blue shirt serves as a great centerpiece. Anyways, I'm really enjoying Saman's work so far.

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Moises Saman. Palestine. Gaza Strip. Smoke rises from within Gaza during Israeli bombardment. January 2009.

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A National Geographic interview, discussing Saman's work in the Middle East.

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Moises Saman. El Salvador. Llopango. A female gang member is found raped and murdered on a road in the town of Ilopango, on the outskirts of San Salvador. May 2007.

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The composition makes the shot look like the cross section of a burial.

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Moises Saman. Libya. A Qaddafi supporter on a soccer field near Zawiyah where government minders took a group of foreign journalists to attend a staged celebration. March 9, 2011.

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Saman on his journey documenting the Arab Spring

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Taryn Simon. Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Decomposing Corpse. University of Tennessee. Knoxville. Tennessee. 2003.

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The decomposing body of a young boy is studied by researchers who have re-created a crime scene. The Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, popularly known as The Body Farm, is the world’s chief research center for the study of corpse decomposition. Its six-acre plot hosts approximately 75 cadavers in various stage of decomposition. The farm uses physical anthropology (skeletal analysis of human remains) to help solve criminal cases, especially murder cases. Forensic anthropologists work to establish profiles for deceased persons. These profiles can include sex, age, ethnic ancestry, stature, time elapsed since death, and sometimes, the nature of trauma on the bones.

Source, including more of Simon's work

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Ernst Haas. Reflections. Central Park. New York. 1952.

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The Ernst Haas Estate

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Ernst Haas. Route 66. Albuquerque. New Mexico. 1969.

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A palimpsest of Americana.

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:51 am
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Ernst Haas. Trafalgar Square Pigeons. London. 1949.

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E is for Ernst Haas, a short article with great reproductions of his work.

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He's back! And with one of the best pictures yet!

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