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
Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. This past fall at the Art Book Fair at P.S.1 I bought one of his… Continue reading Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015
Following conversations with my colleagues at the ICP Library about an event related to our current photobook display Je est un autre: The Vernacular in Photobooks, I decided to present selections from a small collection of films stills I accumulated in the 1980s when I worked at movie revival houses and non-profits in NYC. Calling… Continue reading “I am in Paris.”
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
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?
“Punctured” a reformatted version of the 2009 film “Killed” http://vimeo.com/15261007 William E. Jones Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration. New York: PPP Editions, 2010 [ICP library call number : TR179.5.J669 K55 2010] The book contains two essays written by Wiliam E. Jones: “Puncture Wounds” and “Perversion” In Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm… Continue reading William E. Jones Interview