What I Like (Walker Evans working Fortune Magazine)
Cover photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME
The Alice Austen House needs you!
Alice Austen, one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers broke away from the constraints of the Victorian era to create her own life. Her home, located in Staten Island, now serves as a museum dedicated to her work and life. The Alice Austen House Museum is up for the 2012 Partners in Preservation grant — a grant that will allow the museum to help preserve a very important part of the history of photography.
Every vote counts. Pictured above, Alfred Eisenstaedt pushes photographer Alice Austen in a wheelchair, Staten Island, New York, in 1951, one year before Austen died.
Bruce Davidson/Friends of Anton
The photograph above, as well as many other incredible photographs will be sold tonight for a great cause: Christie’s is raising funds with an auction of contemporary photojournalism prints for the three children of Anton Hammerl, a photojournalist killed in Libya last year.
Our primary goal is to raise funds to ensure Anton’s three young children’s receive the best university education possible. Anton was the family’s primary breadwinner. He had no employer and no insurance. Beyond that we want to highlight the key role that photojournalists play in bringing information to viewers worldwide and the risks they take to fulfill it. Freelancers photographers in particular often assume these risks alone. In that respect Anton’s story is emblematic of the challenges faced by the most vulnerable photojournalists.
Read more about Friends of Anton here.
Jeffrey Stockbridge just makes some of the most compelling environmental portraits of anyone, anywhere.
Tic Tac and Tootsie, 2009.
Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge captures the troubled souls and harsh realities of life along one Philadelphia avenue. See more here.
A bowler hat, as worn by Butch Cassidy.
Photographer Nick Ballon captures the intersection of fact and fiction in the Bolivian town where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are said to have died. See more here.
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