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Dmitri Baltermants, Agfa

Dmitri Baltermants
Agfa, 1945
Gelatin silver print
16  x 20 in.
Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Dmitri Baltermants Agfa, 1945 (Printed at a Later Date) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. Scripps College, Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback In the majority of Baltermants’ photos, viewers are immersed into the Second World War. Though he was born in Poland, Baltermants served under the Soviets, using his skills as […]

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Barbara Morgan, Letter to the World

Barbara Morgan

In 1936, Barbara Morgan, joined creative forces with the modern dance choreographer Martha Graham to create a series of photographs that would redefine their respective disciplines. Born in Buffalo, Kansas on July 8, 1900, Morgan went on to study fine arts at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The university’s curriculum, focusing on early […]

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Sean Black, Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs

Dad No. 11

Sean Black Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs, 2010 Archival inkjet print on warm-toned baryta coated Inkpress Pro paper, 10 x 10 in. Scripps College, Gift of James H. Black & Patricia Black “Ultimately, the project was about embracing the fragility of life while I silently gathered the courage to say goodbye.”1 Sean Black’s photographic […]

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Leonard Freed, Visitor to the Pompidou

Visitor to the Pompidou

Leonard Freed Visitor to the Pompidou Center looking at art installation, Paris, France, 1977 Gelatin silver print Scripps College, Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback Though Freed predominantly focused on documenting urban life in New York, his photographic journeys occasionally took him into Europe. This image depicts an excursion to the Pompidou Center […]

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The Floating World of Video Games

Blooming Tree

Ukiyo-e and video games both went through a similar artistic evolution. Like ukiyo-e, video games have grown in cultural value.

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Highlights of the Collection: Paul Jacoulet, The Pearls

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Jacoulet illustrates the Western interpretation of Eastern life. His style, though beautiful, bears orientalist undertones.

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Ilse Bing, the “The Queen of Leica”

                                        Ilse Bing’s photograph, Paris, Eiffel Tower with Branches, was taken in 1933 during the midst of her own self-discovery. Bing was born into an upper middle class Jewish family in Germany in 1899. Her family […]

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Ansel Adams, “Winnowing Grain”

Ansel Adams, Winnowing Grain, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1929,  13 x 9 7/8 in.

Adams’s photograph, Winnowing  Grain, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, accentuates the sculptural qualities of adobe building: the pueblo’s layered cubic forms, and its deeply shadowed doors and windows. The photograph encourages the viewer’s eye to trace the network of ladders running up through the pueblo’s stories.  The brightest point of the photograph, however, is the stream […]

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Lena Herzog

V.14 Herzog, Canyon

Lena Herzog’s Long Draw series is a project aimed at restoring the reputation of Friedrich von Egloffstein (1824-1885), a cartographer and artist on the first expedition of the Grand Canyon. Led by Joseph Ives in 1857, the team took a steamboat up the Colorado River to document and map what is now known as the […]

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Ansel Adams, “Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine”

Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, 1944, 14 3/4 x 19 in.

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine is a testament to Adams’ technique. Adams’ careful attention to natural light while shooting, as well as his work in the dark room, showcases a full spectrum of values and highlights.

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