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The Colors of Japanese Internment

20 Feb

The rich colors of Bill Manbo’s photos remind us that the World War II internment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain, Wyoming took place in the same vivid hues as the present. Peruse some of Manbo’s photographs here at the New Yorker: The Colors of Japanese Internment – The New Yorker

The Mysteries of Our Family Snapshots

7 Jan

Here’s a taste of Geoff Dyer’s fascinating essay:

Without Walker Evans to remind them of how things once were, swaths of America would not know that there was more to their ancestral world than Bed Bath & Beyond. Evans’s work is stamped, always, by his capacity to rigorously absent himself from the records he created. This may be why James Agee, in his famous collaboration with Evans, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” likened the camera “to unassisted and weaponless consciousness.” Paradoxically, the effect of Evans’s scrupulous mastery is sometimes achieved by the artlessness of the amateur. Hence the magic of — and meaning buried within — the term “found photographs.” In them, the nonhuman finds expression and achieves documentation.

A Rare Insider’s View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma

30 Nov

Horace Poolaw’s photography is unearthed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian: A Rare Insider’s View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Photographs of Schoolroom Interiors

26 Oct

At the Library of Congress, Barbara Orbach Natanson offers some fascinating “reads” of photographs of U.S. classrooms. Take a look here: Absorbing Details in the Classroom: Photographs of Schoolroom Interiors | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos

27 Aug

William Henry Jackson is a “big name” in the history of photography of the American West. He “colorized” some of his black-and-white photographs for cabinet cards, and the High Country News has made some of them available here in connection with an exhibit at the FAD Gallery, Mancos, CO: William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos — High Country News

D-Day in Color

6 Jun

 

From the National Archives, posted two years ago, here are some color photos of D-Day, June 6, 1944: Images of the Week: D-Day in Color | The Unwritten Record

Exploring Place in African American History

17 Feb

Northwest Iowa Center for Regional Studies

Kristi Finefield of the Library of Congress provides some wonderful photographs in her post: Exploring Place in African American History. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2016-02-10.

Source: Exploring Place in African American History | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

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