Category Archives: Photography’s History of Us/

What does photography want? How do we subvert that? This is photography that exists before us, in spite of us, after us.

LIBRARY SHELF: The Story of America in Pictures

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Collins, C.; The Sory of America in Pictures (1935) ICI Shelf: Warburg First Line: “The most fascinating history is pictorial, even though the pictures are in words.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (07-30-14) Accession #: ICI-00382 … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Americans

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Frank, Robert, introduction by Jack Kerouac; The Americans (2008) ICI Shelf: Photography First Line: “That crazy feeling in America when the sun is hot on the streets and music comes out of the jukebox or from a nearby funeral” ICI … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Diane Arbus

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Arbus, Diane; Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (1972) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (03-27-14) Accession #: ICI-00742

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LIBRARY SHELF: Cut with the Kitchen Knife

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Lavin, Maud; Cut with the Kitchen Knife: the Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch (1988) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “Questions about the representation of women and the social construction of feminine identities have redirected our understanding of twentieth-century culture.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: From Here to There

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Dyer, Geoff; From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America (2010) ICI Shelf: Culture First Line: “Men think about sex every seven seconds, but I think about project titles.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (09-24-13) Accession #: … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Traumbagger’s Ur image

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TITLE: “Dreaming” DESCRIPTION: An iconic image from Axel Forrester’s archive that has figured prominently in ICI mythology. Donor: Lise Patt ICI LOCATION: Photo Cabinet ICI HISTORY: Laboratory Blog: HOLES (revisited) rhizome (12/2012)

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Sebald’s Grave Holes

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Title: “Sebald’s Holes” Description: Photo field document from an ICI Interpretive Field project – Searching for Sebald. Many photos were taken on that trip, some of which seem to come from deep memories that had yet to form in consciousness. … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Holes in Art and Life

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TITLE: “Hole in  the window at MCASD, La Jolla” DESCRIPTION: Photograph document from PST exhibition LOCATION: Photo Cabinet DATE: 2011 DISCUSSION: By cutting a hole in a museum’s existing window, the artist (quite literally) creates a rupture in art’s institution(s). But … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: BLUE

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Jarman, Derek Blue: Das Buch zum Film (1994) ICI Shelf: London First Line: “You say to the boy open your eyes” Last Line: “I place a delphinium, Blue, upon your grave.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Landscapes of the Passing Strange

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Purcell, Rosamond and Michael Witmore Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare (2011) LAST LINE: “From time to time, I do get lucky.” ICI SHELF: Photography ICI HISTORY: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (02-28-12)

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