Fantastic, Rare Photos of New York City in the 1930s by Berenice Abbott

Fantastic, Rare Photos of New York City in the 1930s by Berenice Abbott

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Berenice Abbott was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City.   She heavily focused her shooting on the the City's architecture and makeup during the 1930s. Earning acclaim as a portrait photographer in 1920s Paris, Ms. Abbott returned to the United States in 1929. When she saw the growth New York had endured during her time away, she knew she had to document it's change going forward. She got support from The Museum of the City of New York and funding from the Public Works Administration. She called her project "Changing New York." Her first photographs of the city were taken with a hand-held Kurt-Bentzin camera. Soon after she acquired a Century Universal camera which produced 8 x 10 inch negatives. Using this large format camera, Ms. Abbott photographed New York City with the diligence and attention to…
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Stanley Kubrick’s New York: Portraits of New Yorkers in the 1940s by the Famed Director

Stanley Kubrick’s New York: Portraits of New Yorkers in the 1940s by the Famed Director

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We've covered Stanley Kubrick's early career as a Look Magazine staff photographer before. He shot these beautiful photos of New Yorkers in the 1940s. Take a look at the people of the day! Many lived very similar lives (at least as captured in these moments) to us. No matter how much the world around us changes, people are still people with the same hopes, dreams, fears, and gratitude. (more…)
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A Haunting Image of Route 66 and Thoughts on the American Dream

A Haunting Image of Route 66 and Thoughts on the American Dream

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U.S. Route 66 is one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. It was established on November 11, 1926. The highway stretches from Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles. It covers a total of 2,448 miles. It has been recognized by popular culture in both a hit song and the Route 66 television show, which aired in the 1960s. (more…)
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FEAR: The WallBreakers October 2016 Topic Intro

FEAR: The WallBreakers October 2016 Topic Intro

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This month's topic of conversation on The WallBreakers is Fear. Fear is something that can motivate us, and it's also something that can paralyze us. I think, in order to get to a point in life where fear is a galvanizing creator of momentum, we must first look inward and face our biggest fears. Without doing that, we'll always feel stuck. The good news is, we're not alone! That's why this month on The WallBreakers all of our content will center around facing fears and growth through this process. (more…)
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Offset Photography: Apple Orchards

Offset Photography: Apple Orchards

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One of my favorite September activities is apple picking.  In September, Autumn apples ripen and begin to fall from their trees. For me, Autumn has always been a season tied to festival and family/friend fun, which in turn has always been tied to the harvest season. Many kinds of American apples are harvested in Autumn. Their bright red skin juxtaposed to the still green grass and leaves within apple orchards makes for a picturesque (and not to mention delicious) scene! Autumn is a season of family togetherness. Take a look at some of the Offset photography associated with apple orchards. The photo credits are attached. (more…)
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