Notes: 735 / 1 year ago
liquidnight:Constant Puyo, Lost Profile, no date
From Impressionist Camera: Pictorial Photography in Europe, 1888-1918
Notes: 182 / 1 year ago
sfmoma:Eadweard J. Muybridge, pioneer of motion photography and Google Doodle recipient, was so unique that he couldn’t stick with his given name, Edward. And that was long before the days of Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) and Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta).
The English photographer was an original whose stunning accomplishments were dimmed — at least for a time — by sordid, bloody happenings in his personal life…
Read more on latimes.com
Notes: 262 / 2 years ago
3rdofmay:The art: Carleton Watkins, A Chinese Man Sitting at a Table, undated, though likely 1860s-1880s. From the album “San Francisco Views,” which features more photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown than any other single neighborhood.
The news: “The End of Chinatown,” by Bonnie Tsui in December’s The Atlantic.
The source: Collection of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, via Calisphere.
Related: America’s first great Chinatown was in San Francisco. Both Eadweard Muybridge and especially Watkins loved to photograph it, perhaps because it was different, even exotic. I’ll feature another Watkins later today.
Notes: 146 / 2 years ago
Paul Strand, Riverside Drive at 83rd Street, New York, 1914
Notes: 403 / 2 years ago
liquidnight:Anonymous geisha looking through torn door, circa 1905
Unknown Japanese photographer
Silver gelatin print
[via Okinawa Soba]
Notes: 259 / 2 years ago
Notes: 791 / 2 years ago
Girl cuddling rabbit, circa 1909
From Beauty and the Beast: Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905-1935
with thanks to liquidnight for her extraordinary collection