Gorgeous, Rich in Color Photographic Compositions of New York City in the 1960s by Ernst Haas

Gorgeous, Rich in Color Photographic Compositions of New York City in the 1960s by Ernst Haas

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Celebrated Austrian photography Ernst Haas, known for his innovations with light and color in his photography, took this series of photos while in New York in the 1960s. The 1960s was the decade of great change in America. At the heart of the turmoil that was the 1960s was New York City. Haas captured the city right before turmoil became visibly evident within New York's confines, and he did so in a way that encapsulated the teeming emotion that we as New Yorkers feel. New York is 164.1 square miles crammed with life, love, hope, despair, romance, desire. New Yorkers have so much unbridled emotion for this city that its, at times, difficult to express in words. We have to run, scream, paint, climb, shoot. (more…)
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Gorgeous 1940s Noir Photos of NYC and Its People by Famed Photographer Esther Bubley

Gorgeous 1940s Noir Photos of NYC and Its People by Famed Photographer Esther Bubley

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Esther Bubley was born on February 16, 1921 in Phillips, Wisconsin. LIFE Magazine first hit the newsstands while Esther was a senior in High School. Inspired by the magazine, and particularly by the pictures of the Great Depression produced by the Farm Security Administration, she developed a passion for photojournalism and documentary photography. Esther didn't follow in the footsteps of many other women of the time. After college she moved to New York City. She became a protégée of Roy Stryker's at the U.S. Office of War Information and subsequently at the Standard Oil Company, shooting freelance photography all over America.   Ms. Bubley was a member of  the "New York School of Photography," which refers to a loosely defined group of photographers who lived and worked in New York City during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s sharing influences, subjects…
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40 Perfectly Winter Stock Photos

40 Perfectly Winter Stock Photos

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.   The winter season brings out the some of my favorite emotions. The early part of the season centers around the holidays. Then, February ushers in Valentine's day, and here in America, winter is capped off by St. Patrick's day in March. We think that these stock photos below will help put you in a winter mood. Let's celebrate! (more…)
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Remembering Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates

Remembering Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates

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The Gates was a site-specific work of art by artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, which ran from February 12, 2005 through February 27, 2005. The artists installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles (37 km) of pathways in Central Park. From each gate, they hung a panel of saffron-colored nylon fabric. During the time in which this public work was being displayed, New York City was hit with a snow-storm, causing the orange-colored art to be even more picturesque against the Winter NYC skyline. I was fortunate enough to be in college during this time and our Pratt Institute foundation year Three-Dimensional Design teacher cancelled class so we could go see it. Unfortunately, Jeanne-Claude died, aged 74, on November 18, 2009, from complications of a brain aneurysm. This was one of the last great public works of art by…
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