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Wintry Scenes After a Freezing Week

By Alan Taylor, The Atlantic A record-setting blizzard blanketed much of the American East Coast in snow over the weekend, and parts of China have been experiencing weeks of bone-chilling temperatures, freezing rivers and waterfalls. The weather has caused serious problems, but it also brought many out to play, and others to photograph the snowball fights, […]

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Marilyn Monroe photos by Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland featured in London exhibit

The Little Black Gallery in London is presenting Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Green & Douglas Kirkland today through February 27. Milton H. Greene was a well-known fashion photographer in the 1940s before turning his lens toward celebrities. It was a fateful session with Marilyn Monroe in 1953, however, that he […]

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Digging Deeper Into Vivian Maier’s Past

By Kerri MacDonald, The New York Times Who was Vivian Maier? Ann Marks, who spent months researching the upbringing of the Chicago nanny who is now heralded as a master of street photography, still doesn’t have an answer. But Ms. Marks — who has no background in photography and started researching Maier only after seeing a documentary about her life […]

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Fifth Avenue Then and Now, a Century of Streetviews in NYC

By Alan Taylor, The Atlantic The New York Public Library has recently released even more digitized images from their vast collection, including more than 180,000 in the public domain. While browsing, one of the first collections I came across was a book published in 1911, titled Fifth Avenue, New York, From Start to Finish, with wide-angle streetview photographs […]