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Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for just 9 days until she was driven from the throne and sent to the Tower of London to be executed.
Posted Jul 26, 2010 These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations.
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From his street photography in New York to his soft seascapes on Cape Cod, Joel Meyerowitz’s pioneering work has been crucial to the acceptance of color photography among curators and collectors. The notion that color was somehow less worthy than black-and-white may seem quaint now, but it was a serious question in the 1960s.
“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.”
Software engineer Vijay Pandurangan recently analyzed color data from over 35,000 movie posters, in an attempt to test his theory that most posters have, over time, become darker and bluer. His findings, represented above, seem to support his theory.
Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally . One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , who in 1810 published Theory of Colours ( public library ; public domain ), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer , Kurt Gödel , and Ludwig Wittgenstein .
It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.” We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed an historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944.
In one of the opening sequences of the 1974 film, Alice In The Cities, journalist Philip Winter sits under a boardwalk, laying out his Polaroids on the sand. Commissioned by his publisher to write about America, Winter has instead traversed the country photographing anything and everything with a prototype SX70.
Photos by Indiana snapper Charles Weever Cushman in 1941 and 1942 Expensive colour Kodachrome was used to take impressive collection Many buildings have since been demolished but some of them still stand
From the time of photography’s invention, those who experimented with the new technology sought to represent color in photographs.
A hand-coloured daguerreotype by J. Garnier, ca. 1850
(left) Window, 1957 . (right) Snow, 1960
The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world—the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population. In the early 1900s Prokudin-Gorskii formulated an ambitious plan for a photographic survey of the Russian Empire that won the support of Tsar Nicholas II.
These vivid color photos taken during the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white.