As far as no eye can see

So weit kein Auge reicht, Berliner Panoramafotografien aus den Jahren 1949-1952 TR661.M47 2008 Berlin Panoramas 1949-1952 I never saw this show “As far as No Eye Can See, Berlin Panoramas 1949-1952”at the Berlinische Galerie in 2008*, although I heard that it was incredible. I have only experienced this amazing  archives of panoramic images through the… Continue reading As far as no eye can see

Infinity Award

This is an award. This is also an amazing object. This is the prototype. This is the actual prototype of the International Center of Photography Infinity Award. The ICP Infinity Awards began in 1985 and the idea for the award program came from Bob Brockway - Robert E. Brockway, Olympus Corporation - who was the… Continue reading Infinity Award

From Where to Infinity?

From Where to Infinity? The Library has been combing through the ICP story in the past year. This is a very Zen activity, with one day per week allotted to our certified archivist-librarian, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing what some of the strata have yielded: a… Continue reading From Where to Infinity?

The Best of “The Best Photobooks of 2011”

It is the time of year when my email inbox and Facebook wall fills with links to blog posts entitled “The Best Photobooks of 2011.” As a confirmed photobook addict with a serious and incurable case of what I fondly refer to as “the photobook affliction,” I find these lists an interesting reflection on the… Continue reading The Best of “The Best Photobooks of 2011”

ARC the magazine No.4

ARC Magazine No.4 – Art and Culture direct from the Caribbean. Issue 4 brings together the work of Caroline Sardine, Wendell McShine, Firelei Baez, Alicia Alleyne, Carl Anderson, Danielle Boodoo Fortuné, James Cooper, Marlon James, Jasmine Murrell, Laura Guzman, Isreal Cárdenas, Arthur Simms, Damali Abrams, Delford Terry, Adachi Pimentel, Michael Mapp and Versia Abeda… Continue reading ARC the magazine No.4

ICP the Founders Scrapbook, 1974

The Founders Scrapbook covers a vital period of ICP history.  The scrapbook begins with two photographic images of the 1130 5th Avenue building, often affectionately referred to by ICP employees as the “old building” or the “building uptown” - the Willard Straight House. This scrapbook contains press materials, clippings, reviews, invitations and photographs assembled by… Continue reading ICP the Founders Scrapbook, 1974

Notes on Raising Frogs for $$$

This past weekend, at the Aperture Book Bazaar, I discovered Notes on Raising Frogs for $$$, a guide offering supplementary information and anecdotes to Jason Fulford’s photo book, Raising Frogs for $$$. I had thumbed through Raising Frogs for $$$ a few times in the past.  It contains a compilation of quiet images and absolutely no… Continue reading Notes on Raising Frogs for $$$

Poets on Photography

Beautiful images and words constructed together on a page can be such a delight. This is a great little book which I am glad I found in the stacks the other day. Poets on photography - A generously illustrated anthology of poems about photography edited & designed by Mark Melnicove. The Dog Ear Press Distributed… Continue reading Poets on Photography