Dog Riding a Tricycle, Photographer unknown, from the Collection of the National Media Museum, Bradford, England.
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 23, 2009 at 11:05pm — No Comments
Vladimir Remek (standing) was the first non-American or non-Russian to be launched into space. He is posed here with his "Cosmic Brother", the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Gubarev with whom he left Earth on March 2nd, 1978 to spend eight days in the Salyut 6 space station (see below).
While watching the monitor at the launch control in Kazakhstan, the Czechoslovak radio announcer said, “They look like two… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 22, 2009 at 12:22am — No Comments
Bill Jay was tremendously important as an activator of the photography scene in Great Britain and the world in the late 1960s. He became editor of a dull magazine geared toward equipment called Camera Owner and in a short time, made it one of the most exciting venues for the latest creative photography and fine examples of historic photography. Above is the cover of Jay's last book, a compilation of his portraits of photographers in both… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 17, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I am off to Chicago today for the opening of the Renzo Piano-designed addition to the Art Institute.…
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 15, 2009 at 1:14am — No Comments
The cover and over 80 pages of the March 2009 issue no. 35 of the Japanese periodical, Coyote: Magazine for New Travelers is devoted to Robert Frank, The Americans, and the exhibition that started its tour at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. The cover price is 1,400 yen.
Among the many texts and illustrations are interviews with Sarah Greenough, Laura Israel and Philip… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 12, 2009 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Today is my birthday. I am a Taurus. So in honor of my birthday, I have chosen to feature the most glorious role in all of art history for the lowly bovine. That is Zeus who transformed himself to a bull to woo Europa and carry her off to Crete.…
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 11, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments
Vojákuv Rok is a book published in Prague in 1970, just two years after the Warsaw Pact Armies invaded Czechoslovakia effectively ending the relative freedom of the Prague Spring. As such, it is a very curious blend of propaganda and evocative photojournalism. The book is divided up in to twelve sections corresponding to the months of the year beginning in October. There is only a very brief text at the start of each chapter describing… Continue
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Laika was the first mammal in space but the poor girl did not survive the entire trip. Here are a few pictures.
Added by Stuart Alexander on May 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments