Women with Cameras (Self Portrait) is a collection of vernacular photographs of women making images of themselves in a mirror, often using point-and-shoot or flip-phone cameras, often with the flash on. These images, carefully selected by Collier, predate the proliferation of smartphones, and act as a capsule folk history of the personal camera in… Continue reading Women with [Rolie, disposable & blackberry] Cameras: From Vivan Maier to Kim Kardashian
FIFTY FOTOS FOUND BY FANG WITH TEXT BY THE HOUND and help me both contend for the richest index of any photobook. Poet Gillian McCain collaborated with James Marshall and Megan Cump on two books created with images from McCain's vast collection of found photography. We get a hint of McCain's process and interests through… Continue reading Vernacular Photography and Narrative: Fang’s indexes (part 1)
Happy Memorial Day! In 1944 and 1945, Cornell Capa was posted at Mitchel Field Air Force base, located in Nassau, Long Island. While processing Cornell's personal papers, we came across a collection of news clippings which included photographs (both credited and un-credited) taken by Cornell Capa, illustrating the daily lives of air force personnel stationed… Continue reading Corporal Capa’s Picture of the Week
Today marks the 100th birthday of ICP's founder, Cornell Capa. Many of the books that built the foundation of the ICP library came from the man himself. Many are inscribed with notes, and stickers from his personal library. Even Edie Capa, Cornell's wife has books that have been accessioned into the collection. One of the… Continue reading 100th Anniversary of Cornell Capa
Mariken Wessels spoke with me about her work and evolution as an artist. Here is our conversation: epd: When did you start making visual art works, and how did you start working with found materials? MW: Before I moved to Amsterdam to attend the Theater School I was already taking photographs. In the southern Dutch… Continue reading anybody’s image could become everybody’s image: an interview with Mariken Wessels
To say that Mariken Wessels' work did not plant the seed to put on our exhibition Je est un autre: The vernacular in photobooks, would be a lie. Wessels work takes a collection, examines it with a considered eye and presents it carefully. For me, where Wessels work transcends from printing a collection in book… Continue reading Mariken Wessels: Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut out
Welcome Thursday folks, I'm sure you've been salivating all day for your serving of FRESH, HOT ZINES. Today's Zine Corner is a [Hot 97 airhorn noise] EMILY TAKEOVER!! Today's featured item is from Dutch publishers, Salvo. They have been publish a couple of issues on a chosen photographic theme every year. I am investigating… Continue reading ZINE CORNER: TAKEOVER!!
Caleb’s zine corner #1 ~ SEAWEED Welcome to the zine corner ~ the creation of this column was prompted by our huge box of uncatalogued zines and similar publications. Corner #1 is about SEAWEED, but this style of publication won’t necessarily be the norm for the corner since it is much more professional and is… Continue reading Caleb’s zine corner #1
Today marks the 99th birthday of the founding father of ICP. To celebrate, we are sharing some photographs and a astrological reading of our favorite Aries. These are photographs discovered in the past year processing his archives. Aries (The Ram) is the first astrological sign in the zodiac and the first sign of the spring, are characterized as full… Continue reading An Aries birthday party.
One of my greatest joys processing the Cornell Capa papers, is coming across a picture of Cornell's dog, Yofi. Yofi was beloved by Capa and Edie and is very often mentioned in their correspondence, friends and colleagues both asking after and wishing the pup well. In a card from photographer Yvonne Kalmus, addressed March 29th,… Continue reading Happy birthday to Yofi Capa