Friday, 31 December 2021

Keith Haring

Keith Haring in a subway car in New York, ca.1983
Photograph: Tseng Kwong Chi

Pop Shop II, 1988
by Keith Haring

Thursday, 30 December 2021

David Olusoga

Historian and writer David Olusoga, photographed in Bristol for the author interview in the New Review. 2021. Photograph: Karen Robinson - The Observer.

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

The Shadow

The Shadow, January 1, 1942

The Shadow, June 15, 1942
Artwork by Jerome & George Rozen

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

South Africa

Portrait of Maqomama and his wife Katyi, South Africa, ca.1869. Photograph: William Moore (attr) Courtesy the Walther Collection.

Sunday, 26 December 2021


Half Dome, Cottonwood Trees, Yosemite, California, 1935
Photograph: Ansel Adams
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 25 December 2021

The Christmas Season

Boy looking at Xmas toys in shop window in New York circa 1910. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. (Shorpy)

Children looking at a selection of Christmas Cards during the 1910 holiday season. The New York Times photo archive. Unknown author.

Friday, 24 December 2021

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Billy Williams

Billy Williams, 65-year-old squatter, living in a shack he built himself, Washington County, Illinois, January 1942. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. (Shorpy)

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Red Square

Decoration of the Red Square. Moscow, USSR. 1988
Photograph: Inge Morath - Magnum Photos

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Friday, 17 December 2021

Keep Out Of My Coffin!

Strange Detective, January 1943
Artwork by Milton Luros

Strange Detective, September 1942
Artwork by Milton Luros

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Black Earth

Farmers at Black Earth, Wisconsin. August 1941. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Bela Yawanawá

Bela Yawanawá, from the village of Mutum, with a headdress and painted face. Rio Gregório indigenous territory, state of Acre, Brazil, 2016. Photograph: Sebastião Salgado.

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Female Portraits

Portrait of a Lady, ca.1630
Oil on canvas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
Photograph: David Alan Harvey
Magnum Photo

Thursday, 9 December 2021


Belfast, 1977, Two women casually walk past English soldiers in riot gear during protests in Belfast at Queen Elizabeth II’s August visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Michael Ward.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Girl with Doll

“Girl with Doll, Keystone, WV,” 1968. Photograph: Arthur Tress. Fiber-based gelatin silver print. (Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia).

Monday, 6 December 2021

Powerhouse Mechanic

Powerhouse Mechanic and Steam Pump,1921. One of Lewis Wickes Hine's celebrated "work portraits" made after his decade-long project documenting child labour. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Tobias Zielony

Make Up, From Maskirovka, 2017
Photograph: Tobias Zielony
Inkjet print

Untitled, 2008, From the series Trona – Armpit of America, Courtesy KOW, Berlin. Photograph: Tobias Zielony.

Saturday, 4 December 2021


Terrot & Co Dijon, n/d

Pneus Pirelli, ca.1913
Artwork by S. C. Bailie

Friday, 3 December 2021

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Monday, 29 November 2021

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Friday, 26 November 2021


Bothrops bilineatus, also known as jararaca-verde, this species possesses the solenóglifa dentition, that is to say with large and movable fangs. Photograph taken at Atlantic Forest preservation area in Ilheus Bahia by Renato Augusto Martins, 6 April 2016.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Red Sunflower

Red sunflower
by Paul Klee - 1924
Watercolour on paper on cardboard, 31,8 x 41,4 cm.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Friedrich Seidenstücker

At the water pump, 1927

Encounters at the zoo, 1926
Photograph: Friedrich Seidenstücker

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Who'll Carry My Coffin?

Dime Detective Magazine, October 1948
Artwork by Norman Saunders

Dime Detective Magazine, April 1948
Artwork by Norman Saunders

Monday, 22 November 2021