Thursday, 30 September 2021

Bernstein & Parks

Busker, N.Y. City, 1973
Photograph: Lou Bernstein

Washington, D.C. Saturday afternoon, Seventh Street and Florida Avenue N.W. August 1942.  Photograph by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information, (Shorpy)

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Monday, 27 September 2021


Portrait of a young woman, ca.1910

Portrait of a young woman, ca.1900

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Friedrich Seidenstücker

Elderly couple in Berlin, 1929
Photograph: Friedrich Seidenstücker

The Twins, Hilde und Helga Fischer, 1948
Photograph: Friedrich Seidenstücker

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Jenny Saville

Photograph: Pal Hansen - Getty Images

Reverse, 2002
by Jenny Saville
Oil on canvas

Friday, 24 September 2021

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Pit and the Pendulum

Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's story 'The Pit and the Pendulum', first printed in 1919. Artwork by Harry Clarke.

Harry Clarke, before 1931
Unknown Photographer

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Dance Hall Doom

Spicy Detective, June 1938
Artwork by H.J. Ward

Spicy Detective Stories, November 1935
Artwork by H.J. Ward

Tuesday, 21 September 2021


Josane (foreground) and Aldeni, residents of communities in the Demini River region. Photograph: Sebastião Salgado.

A shaman from the community of Maturaca. Photograph: Sebastião Salgado.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Great Yarmouth

Performers Roni, Liv and Becky behind the scenes at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Circus. Photograph: Nick Warner.  See the full line-up.

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Richard Owen

Portrait of English anatomist and palaeontologist Richard Owen with the skull of a crocodile. Albumen print from wet collodion on glass negative, 1856. Photograph: Maull & Polyblank.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Louis-Ferdinand Céline at his home in Meudon in about 1955. Photograph: Lipnitzki - Roger Viollet.

 "It seemed to me that there were two ways of telling stories. The classic, normal, academic way which consists of creeping along from one incident to the next...the way cars go along in the street...and then, the other way, which means descending into the intimacy of things, into the fibre, the nerves, the feelings of things, the flesh, and going straight on to the end, to its end, in intimacy, in maintained poetic tension, in inner life, like the métro through an inner city, straight to the end..." Céline

Monday, 13 September 2021

Francis Bacon

Two Figures, 1953
Oil on canvas

Figure Study 1, 1946
by Francis Bacon
Oil on canvas

Sunday, 12 September 2021

North Woolwich

North Woolwich Trolleybus and foot tunnel, ca.1950
Unknown Photographer

North Woolwich, the docks and the River Thames, 1928
Unknown Photographer

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Remembering 9/11

‘Running didn’t even occur to me’
Gulnara Samoilova on photographing 9/11
Photograph: Gulnara Samoilova/AP

Friday, 10 September 2021

The Vagabond

Ottavio Russo – The Vagabond, Naples, Italy, 1961
Photograph: Herbert List
Vintage gelatin silver print

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Doris Winifred Poole

Doris Winifred Poole, criminal record number 639LB, 31 July 1924. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW, Australia.

Doris Poole appeared before the Newtown Police Court charged with stealing jewellery and clothing. She had previously been convicted on a similar charge in North Sydney and so received a six-month sentence with light labour. DOB: 6 June 1903.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

John Topham

Nurses clearing debris from a wrecked ward at St Peter’s hospital in Stepney, east London, 1941. Photograph: John Topham.

A woman and a girl crossing a river on a temporary bridge, Lewisham, south London, 1938. Photograph: John Topham.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Civil Rights

William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones (8 months old) during protest, Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 1950s. Photograph: Ernest C Withers.

William Jones, a librarian at Memphis’s Owen Junior College, made this sign himself. His wife, who was active in the civil rights movement, encouraged him to march that day. Renee had been told the march that day was for fathers and daughters. The NAACP organisers did not want whole families to picket together, for fear of violence, so her mother and brother stayed home.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Larry Burrows

A South Vietnamese soldier escorts a captured man and boy suspected of being Viet Cong , having just flushed them out of a paddy field where they were hiding, 1962. Photograph: Larry Burrows/Time & Life pictures. (theGuardian)

Larry Burrows made a photograph that, for generations, has served as the most indelible, searing illustration of the horrors inherent in that long, divisive war - and, by implication, in all wars. Ben Cosgrove.

It's not easy to photograph a man dying in the arms of a fellow countryman... Was I simply capitalizing on the other men's grief? I concluded that what I was doing would penetrate the hearts of those at home who are simply too indifferent. Larry Burrows.

Burrows died with fellow photojournalists Henri Huet (Associated Press), Kent Potter (United Press International) and Keisaburo Shimamoto (freelancer with Newsweek), when their helicopter was shot down over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos as the group covered Operation Lam Son 719. (Wiki)

Saturday, 4 September 2021


Blast Furnace and Dust Catcher, Ford Plant, 1927
Photograph: Charles Sheeler
Gelatin silver print

Steam Turbine, 1929
Photograph: Charles Sheeler
Gelatin silver print

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch - Self-Portrait on a Valise
in the Studio, Berlin, 1902

Dance on the Beach, ca.1900
by Edvard Munch
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 1 September 2021