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

Fanta, Sprite and G.I. Joe: Postwar Japanese Photographers Respond to the American Military Presence in Japan

Since the end of World War II, the American military presence on Japanese soil has been a contentious, yet mandated component of Japan’s postwar political and economic landscape. Initiated and maintained through a series of treaties at the end of the war, large American military installations are concentrated on the islands of Okinawa and Honshu.… Continue reading Fanta, Sprite and G.I. Joe: Postwar Japanese Photographers Respond to the American Military Presence in Japan

Japanese Photobook Resources in the ICP Library – Russet Lederman

One of the best ways to begin exploring the impressive Japanese photobook collection in the International Center of Photography Library is to look at several of the important reference guides and historical exhibition catalogues available in open circulation. An early comprehensive resource is the Japan Professional Photography Society’s Nippon Gendai Shashin Shi (The History of… Continue reading Japanese Photobook Resources in the ICP Library – Russet Lederman