One of the most appealing aspects of processing an archival collection is discovering mysteries! For example: this news clipping, attached to a letter to Cornell Capa. The article (from November 12, 1970) introduces readers to a young photographer named Mark Diamond and Diamond’s missing muse, Whitey the dog. The handwritten note at the top of… Continue reading Tracking down the Diamonds
The American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) was established in 1944 by a pair of New York based photographers. The ASMP was, and still is dedicated to connecting fellow photojournalists in order to advocate for their rights to decent wages and copyright protection. Ten years after their formation, from approximately 1954 to 1968, the ASMP was… Continue reading ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience
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?