Monthly Archives: October 2011

International Center of Photography Library at 1 Frame a Minute

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Baby Sports Illustrated

Here is a miniature “book” found in the library [2 by 3 inches] – a promotion/prospectus for potential advertisers, giving some sense of what this new magazine, Sports Illustrated, would be like. What it looks like it will be like is … Continue reading

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Dummy Up

If you are in the area, check out Dummy Up , the window display at the ICP Library. “This photography library is something it never could have imagined when relocated here in 2001 – much more than a room full of books, … Continue reading

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The “I” in International

Cornell Capa called the International Center of Photography the “Home for Photographers,” and he truly welcomed his colleagues from the whole planet. And they flocked to him, and still migrate to the ICP when they pass through Midtown Manhattan, poking … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Captured

The motto of the New York Times is “All the news that’s fit to print,” and so, we discovered this amazing clip in our files announcing the capture on color film of a hummingbird…something that seems so banal to us … Continue reading

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An Artist…and the moment of truth

“You appreciate the way it frees you to climb the heights of creativity, with the assurance that at the moment of truth, you and your Nikon are one.” This Nikon camera ad from Modern Photography that some observant New Yorker contributor discovered … Continue reading

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ICP Library Committee at the Adam Fuss Studio

ICP Library Committee #30 Monday, October 17 2011 Adam Fuss Studio Adam Fuss, The Space Between Garden and Eve, 2011. Daguerreotype, 23 1/2 x 38″ On Monday night the library committee of the ICP library were the privileged guests of … Continue reading

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Hello Japan!

This past September, photographer John Gossage and bookdealer Harper Levine traveled to Japan to scout for books in Tokyo’s Jimbocho book district, to take photographs for a forthcoming Gossage book, and to meet with Japanese photographer Kazuo Kitai. Below are … Continue reading

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Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer

The photo school term has begun and all the new students are now roaming New York with their cameras. These are the halcyon days of image discovery.  But it is here that we would all do well to remember The … Continue reading

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Why M&M?

Many ask “Why is this blog called Monsters and Madonnas?” It took us quite a while to settle on a title for the ICP Library blog. Our colleagues named the first ICP blog after a photograph in our museum collection … Continue reading

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