Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Apologies for the light blogging recently. We've been knuckled down renovating our new studio space and moving out of the old studio and into the new; it's very exciting and exhausting all at the same time, as transitions often are.
We spent most of the day today hanging artwork and getting organized. Kristin has done an amazing job with the design and layout of the new space. It feels so fresh, so bright and open and inviting. I really love it. Mmwwah! (big kiss)
So, scroll down and be sure to vote for us on the GoCity Kids' website. Vote today and every day for the next month, if you don't mind. Please and Thank You.
We'll be posting some photos and updating the website soon, so stay tuned.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.
British historian Paul Johnson
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
When the three weathered cardboard boxes — known collectively, and cinematically, as the Mexican suitcase — arrived at the International Center of Photography more than a year ago, one of the first things a conservator did was bend down and sniff the film coiled inside, fearful of a telltale acrid odor, a sign of nitrate decay.
But the rolls turned out to be in remarkably good shape despite being almost untouched for 70 years. And so began a painstaking process of unfurling, scanning and trying to make sense of some 4,300 negatives taken by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War, groundbreaking work that was long thought to be lost but resurfaced several years ago in Mexico City.