Archive for the ‘history’ Category

Cartier-Bresson at MoMA

May 28, 2010

I was fortunate enough to spend today at the Museum of Modern Art to see the exhibit Henri Cartier-Bresson,  The Modern Century.  I was very impressed with the size and range of the exhibition.  The photographs were amazing, most of which I had never seen before.  It was interesting to compare some of the photographs on the wall with their appearance in a magazine layout.  The exhibit runs through June 28th and it is well worth the time.

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Here Comes the Flood

April 1, 2010

The Pawtuxet River rages through a waterfall near Main St. in Coventry, RI.  The factory building to the left is battered and damaged.  On the other side of the bridge I’m standing on, houses and businesses are flooded and the roads are closed.

Taken with a Canon 40D.

Breakfast

February 5, 2009

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In my last post, I mentioned going to Katz’s Deli.  Whenever I go out to breakfast with my photographer friends and I order pancakes, I always threaten to photograph them.  This time I brought my Polaroid in and actually did it.

A little background:  Last year, when I was taking History of Photography at RISD, we had to do a presentation on a famous photographer.  Our group presentation was on Stephen Shore.  For his American Surfaces and Uncommon Places projects, Shore traveled, “exploring the changing culture of America and exploring how a photograph renders the segment of time and space in its scope.”  In the process, he photographed TV sets, furniture, and of course, a pancake breakfast.

Taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Alpha1, Model2 using 600 film.

Life Photo Archive

January 31, 2009

I just spent an hour looking through the Life Photo Archive.  Thought it was pretty cool looking through old photographs, many never published.  There are works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and many others.  It’s worth checking out.