Tag: black and white

Mar 20, 2013

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Industry and Architecture in Mid 20th Century America

Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) is known as one of the most influential photographers of Modern architecture. Stoller was born in Chicago, grew up in New York and graduated from NYU in 1938 with a BFA in industrial design. During his prosperous career as an architectural photographer, Stoller worked closely with many of the period’s leading…

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Feb 28, 2013

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

The Project that Saved the White House from Collapse

Built in 1800, the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., has been the residence of every U.S president since John Adams. In 1814 (during the war of 1812) the White House was set ablaze by the British army, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Since then the building…

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Feb 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

UNDER THE BRIDGE Photograph by Tea Kolo on Flickr In this perfectly timed and beautifully framed photograph by Tea Kolo, we see a sailboat passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A hole in the fence perfectly encircles the sailboat, making for a creatively framed shot. The photo was first…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Feb 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: Contrast in Krakow

Picture of the Day: Contrast in Krakow

CONTRAST IN KRAKOW Photograph by Marcin Ryczek In this stunning black and white photograph we see a man feeding birds in Krakow, Poland. The contrast is mesmerizing and strangely reminiscent of an yin yang symbol or even a ‘spy vs spy’ comic. According to commentor genjew, this is a walking path by…

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Jan 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

Picture of the Day: Times Square, 1943

TIMES SQUARE, 1943 Photograph by John Vachon | Prints available In this vintage black and white photo, we see the famous Times Square in New York City on a rainy day in March of 1943. The photograph was taken by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. Times Square is a…

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Jan 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Feasting Vultures

Picture of the Day: Feasting Vultures

FEASTING VULTURES Photograph by Morkel Erasmus | Prints available In this startling black and white scene we see a group of White-backed Vultures feasting on an elephant that had died of natural causes. Wildlife photographer Morkel Erasmus took this shot in the remote far north of Kruger National Park in South Africa.…

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