Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Candid Humanity: Homai Vyarawalla’s Artful Histories of India and Politics

Written by Kate Prengel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Candid600   The Rubin Museum is now showing the first American retrospective of Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first female photojournalist, in “Candid: The Lens and Life of Homai.” Vyarawalla started out as an outsider, taking furtive shots of Bombay street life. She ended her career photographing heads of state and dignitaries. Along the way, she may have [&hellip
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Duchess of Carnegie Hall Turns 100

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photography exhibit showcases her photos of the famous Editta Sherman, dubbed the Duchess of Carnegie Hall, lived and worked in the Carnegie Hall Artist Studios for more than 60 years, until residents of the unique artists’ community were evicted in 2010 to make way for expanded rehearsal space. Sherman, a photographer and sometimes model best [&hellip
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Skin Storm

Written by City Arts on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Met_Image By Mona Molarsky Do women have to be naked to get into the museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest photo show suggests that—in 2012—the Guerilla Girls are still on target. Naked Before the Camera, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is presented as the history of the nude in photography, from the medium’s inception in [&hellip
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A Photographic Diary of Fashion’s Night Out, Sept. 8.

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To celebrate New York’s annual Fashion’s Night Out, Devon—one of my most fabulous friends—and I took on Manhattan the only way we know how—that, of course, being with the utmost style and grace. Our first stop was Opening Ceremony’s carnival-inspired celebration at the Ace Hotel, a super trendy hot spot as well as the venue [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: 9.8.11

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LOWER EAST SIDE: EVACUATION SUCCESS STORY Aixa Torres, Alfred E. Smith Houses Tenant Association president, is a good person to have around in an emergency situation. In the days of preparation for Hurricane Irene, Torres successfully coordinated the evacuation of 90 percent of the Smith residents. The housing complex, located on the Lower East Side, [&hellip
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downtown social

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New York City-based photographer George Denison spent an afternoon at ground zero on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. In the days leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Denison asked a few onlookers what had brought them to the site. [photosmash id=5 layout='gallery_view_layout'
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Impressions with Patrick McMullan

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The nightlife photographer whose name has become synonymous with the fashion, art and celebrity culture in New York City reflects on the evolution of Lower Manhattan since he started chronicling New York City nightlife in the 1980s. When, in your opinion, did Downtown Manhattan really become a “scene”? It was all about the 1980s. All [&hellip
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City Week: July 9-15

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb Friday, July 9 Magic Musical—TADA! Youth Theater presents The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China, an original musical for kids, performed by kids, about a young girl who finds herself in the middle of ancient tales. TADA! Theater, 15 W. 28th St., [&hellip
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City Week: April 30–May 6

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Friday, April 30 Play the Park—Central Park becomes a virtual board game for Arbor Day weekend. The “World Park” is an interactive walking tour and trivia contest temporarily installed in the park, and anyone with a web-enabled smart phone can participate. Upon arrival, everyone is given a map of the park with destinations to find, [&hellip
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