Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Head Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

What six of them saw. . . part two

“What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, some facet of … Continue reading

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What six of them saw. . .

  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography and was funded by ‘modest grants’ and the financial support of the PR Company Ruder and Finn (David Finn was closely … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company Report 1959

As a group photograph I think that Cornell Capa’s Ford photograph rivals the famous Coney Island beach spectacular photograph by Weegee the famous (July 1940).  In Capa’s Ford image we see rows and rows of (mainly white) men in crisp … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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