Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a street photographer.
During the time that Detroit 1968 was made, taken during 1968, many of Enrico Natali’s white middle class American Dreamers were starting to flee the city. Motor City’s status as one of the shining stars of the industrial revolution was beginning to fade. Detroit was becoming a poster child for the racial conflict […]
Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island, New York in the early 1980s and immediately felt at home. Osinski had grown up on the South Side of Chicago and Staten Island had the same kind of muscular, working class sensibility she was accustomed to. Between 1983 and 1984 Osinski walked the borough with a […]
Henryk was a former employee of the ACME and UPI News Service Office located in Chicago Tribune Towers. Henryk covered many events in Chicago and beyond during his days as an ace photographer for the news service.
The collection includes 400 snapshot photographs made in the course of sound recording expeditions carried out by John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, and Ruby Terrill Lomax, between 1934 and ca. 1950 for the Archive of American Folk-Song.
Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection has been compiled individually by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. (Images @ Cowan Auctions)
Walker Evans’ Many Are Called is a three-year photographic study of people on the New York subway.
In the early 1960s, African Americans in cities nationwide were growing frustrated with the high level of poverty in their communities. Since the years immediately following World War II (1939–45), middle-class white Americans had been leaving the cities for nearby suburbs. Businesses that had once provided jobs and tax funding in the cities were leaving […]
Photographer Julius Born took thousands of photographs of the people, land and community in Hemphill county located in the Texas panhandle. In thousands of portrait photographs taken during the first half of the twentieth century, Born forever documented Texas’ past, heritage, and humanity. In his images of cowboys and businessmen, well-composed ladies, and fidgety […]