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"For Nell Dorr, life itself is the work of art, photography, the means of revealing life.”

Nell DorrRosa- Alone with the sea, 1929 (28.1982)

Nell DorrMother and child, 1940 (33a.1982)

Nell Dorr was immersed in the field of photography from a young age by her father Jon Jacob Becker, … 339 more words

Fans In A Flashbulb

Social documentary research: the early years - USA

What is social documentary and what are its traditions and values? Where does social documentary end and photojournalism begin?

Social documentary photography is, in simple terms, an objective visual capture of the human condition. 1,513 more words


Nimbus of meaning, part 1

In the 1920s, a fundamental change occurred in the part of photography that was attempting to be seen as art. What had always previously been seen as a picture of something became a picture of its own. 749 more words


Some days it feels like we are buried alive by forks, teacups, and saucers. Don’t get me wrong, I love the amount of attention we pay to each detail to label, organize, and order objects in the museum collection, but some days it is nice to have a break. 1,246 more words


Art of the night #21

Alfred Stieglitz, From the back window, 1915


Video: Masters of Photography - Gertrude Käsebier

This video is a summary of the life and career of the American photographer Gertrude Käsebier (1852 – 1934) known for her beautifully composed portraits of women, children, and family life at the turn of the century. 217 more words

Opinion Leaders

An early photographer's shadowy, soft-focus city

Born in 1886, Karl Struss distinguished himself as a cinematographer in early black and white movies, working with Cecil B. Demille and Charlie Chaplin, among others. 344 more words

Lower Manhattan