What distinguishes a selfie from an artist’s self-portrait? Look through a selection of photographs: http://nyr.kr/1hzvpEZ
Above: Jun Ahn, “Self-Portrait” (2008)/Courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
Pictured: New York City, 1974 by Elliott Erwitt
Photographs by Costică Acsinte—Courtesy of Costică Acsinte Archive/Flickr
A Romanian WWI photographer’s 5000 unseen glass plate portraits — beautifully surreal and rapidly deteriorating — are entirely in the Public Domain and finally being digitized 30 years after his death.
Happy National Parks Day!
Here are a few 19th-century photographs of California’s Yosemite National Park by Carleton Watkins. His photographs helped to establish Yosemite as a protected national park in 1864.
Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove - 33 ft. Diam, 1861, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Piwayac - Sentinel (View of the Valley) 3270 ft., 1861, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Tutucanula - El Capitan 3600 ft. Yosemite, 1861, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Section of Grizzly Giant, Mariposa Grove, 1861, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.
All Photographs from the series Pigeon Hill: Then & Now by Jeffery Wolin
Jeffery Wolin's art is an exploration of memory. Pigeon Hill: Then & Now is made up of diptychs, photographs Wolin made over 20 years ago set alongside images of the same subjects today. Wolin asks his subjects to recall the day the original photograph was taken, an image from a lifetime ago. You can see Wolin’s work, along with work from Lisa Wiltse's The Charcoal Kids of Ulingan at the Catherine Edelman Gallery on January 10.Jeffery Wolin
Pigeon Hill: Then & Now
January 10 - March 1
Reception: January 10, 5:30 - 8 PM
Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 West Superior St
New York at night: It’s impossible to tire of a view such as this one, courtesy of Berenice Abbott.
Attributed to William H. Rau (American, 1855-1920) Frozen Falls, Watkins Glen, NY, transparency, gelatin on glass, ca. 1900, Gift of 3M Company; ex collection Louis Walton Sipley, George Eastman House Collection
Pvt. John Elk, Col. D. 139th Inf 35th Div of Bismark, ND, 1/7/1919
From the series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954