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    Eugène Atget: Capturing the Essence of Paris


    Pigeonholed as a mere urban preservationist or a naïve proto-Surrealist, Eugène Atget imbued his photographic “documents” with a distinct style and a melancholy vision. By Dan Hofstadter This article originally appeared in the Summer issue of Art & Antiques Magazine … Continue reading

    A Leica Like That


    Digital photography has all but killed off film, and even professional photographers are running around snapping pictures with their iPhones, but there’s still a place in this world for a classic mechanical film camera—especially if it’s a Leica. Continue reading

    Requiem for Kodachrome

    By John Dorfman After 75 years, the pioneering color film is no more. Now perhaps the art world can recognize its unique worth as a medium. I just got my last rolls of Kodachrome back from the lab. They had … Continue reading

    Exhibitions: Hues of History

    The Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) belongs to that elite company of artists who, dissatisfied with the limitations of the media available to them, invented their own. Around the turn of the century Prokudin-Gorskii, who had a degree in chemistry, was experimenting with ways to bring color to the monochrome world of photography. Continue reading

    Essay: Poetry of the Moment

    When Robert Frank’s landmark photography book, The Americans, was first published in the United States in 1959, it was not warmly received, to put it mildly. His photographs—off-kilter, sometimes out of focus or unflattering but always remarkable—were seen by some in that nationalistic, Cold War-era as an all-out condemnation of the country. Continue reading