Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 1934.

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were ambushed and killed on May 23, 1934 on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The first.

"I was startled. I had not expected a looking glass, nor an Empire frame in which the pewter plate lay like a painting. I went to the window, held the plate at an angle to the light, as one does with daguerreotypes. No image was to be seen. Then I increased the angle—and suddenly the entire courtyard scene unfolded itself in front of my eyes. The ladies were speechless. Was I practicing black magic on them? Then I turned the picture and read Francis Bauer's French and English inscription: "Monsieur Niépce's first successful experiment of fixing permanently the image from Nature," and the date below, 1827. Only a historian can understand my feeling at that moment. I had reached the goal of my research and held the foundation stone of photography in my hand. I felt myself in communication with Niépce. Your nightmare existence in a trunk is over," I thought. "[George] Potonniée was right. At long last you will be recognized as the inventor of photography. This picture will prove it to all the world."

Color digital print reproduction of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's
View from the Window at Le Gras.
June 2002.
20.3 x 25.4 cm.
Read more: here.

Lincoln and Brady.

via: theNYtimes
"But in all of these photographs, there is one trait that dominates. There is no equivocation. The Lincoln that emerges from the shadows is a force of nature, who looks like he could break an assailant in half." - Ted Widmer

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tree of Life.

The Wrong Man.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

i95, 2010.

I took these photos last year at Zoe Strauss's final I95 show. These folks are waiting for the clock to turn to 4pm so they can remove the print they want to take home.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

One step ahead.

Alan B. Shepard.

On May 5th, 1961, Alan B. Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 mission and became the first American to travel into space.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Don't release the photos.

"Did we learn nothing from the past decade about the overwhelming power of crude images of violence to define and polarize our historical moment? The Abu Ghraib photographs were unofficial documents of an official policy that was supposed to be kept secret, but if nothing else, they should have taught us that a photograph of the violence you inflict is always, in very large measure, a self-portrait. In getting rid of bin Laden, Obama has made the greatest step yet toward being able to put that era behind us. Do we want a photo of bin Laden’s bullet-punctured skull to eclipse this moment?" - Philip Gourevitch

Read the rest @ the New Yorker

Henry Wessel.

Monday, May 2, 2011