The OPC in 1968

What could possibly be hiding under there? Ah, there he is. . .Bob! Robert Capa! In 1968 the Robert Capa Award [artifact] had a new unveiling to a special select audience of the OPC - Overseas Press Club, Inc. Cornell Capa introduced the new bronze Robert Capa award to a crowded and excited room. In… Continue reading The OPC in 1968

The Documentary Aesthetic of Walker Evans

In the fall of 1971 there was an amazing photography lecture series hosted at NYU by the International Fund for Concerned Photography Inc.  The lecture series was the Concerned Photographer III iteration and the line-up was filled with photographic stars. A Walker Evans lecture took place on the auspicious day of November 18th 1971. Cornell… Continue reading The Documentary Aesthetic of Walker Evans

Margin of Life

Margin of Life was a book (published in both English and Spanish) and an exhibition by Cornell Capa. It was produced to coincide with World Population year in 1974 and an International Fund for Concerned Photography Task Force was set up for the occasion which worked with the International Population Program at Cornell University. The… Continue reading Margin of Life

The Supreme Court Vs. Ralph Ginzburg

Working through the papers of Cornell Capa I came across a folder marked with big bold sharpie drawn letters ‘Ralph Ginzburg’. There were not a lot of materials in the folder, mainly newspaper clippings about what was happening to Ginzburg and some notes between Ralph and Cornell. This new discovery in the Cornell Capa Papers… Continue reading The Supreme Court Vs. Ralph Ginzburg

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac: Man, Nature and Science was a project directed by Cornell Capa. It was an exhibition organized by and promoted under the umbrella of The International Fund for Concerned Photography. The exhibition opened at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1971. The Concerns of Roman Vishniac was also part of… Continue reading The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

Happy Birthday ICP

On the evening of November 15th 1974 the International Center of Photography opened its doors for the first time to for an exhibition. . November 16th 1974 was declared to be “International Center of Photography Day” by then New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame, this was a proclamation made again by Mayor Rudy Giuliani… Continue reading Happy Birthday ICP

Cornell Capa in Japan 1968

Cornell Capa on Japanese Television in 1968.   From the Cornell Capa Papers: The TV Monitor Report documenting the occasion of Cornell Capa on Japanese television. The TV program on Robert Capa and the Concerned Photographer exhibit went on the air August 4th 1968 at 11pm for 30 minutes on NET-TV. The show was recorded… Continue reading Cornell Capa in Japan 1968

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and this has been the case since 1986. Initially, some states resisted observing the holiday, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was only in 2000 that this holiday was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time.… Continue reading Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

ten photobooks from 2014

It is that time of year again. Here are ten photobooks that I have in some way found to be interesting, unusual and inspirational. There are many other great photobooks that are not included here. There are even some photobooks from 2014 that I have not even seen yet. But these are ten photobooks I… Continue reading ten photobooks from 2014