Shutter Island

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In March 1968, Tony Ray-Jones, a wunderkind even among the flashy young things of Blowup-era British photography, took a series of pictures at Crufts dog show. One image stands out, in which a great deal is going on. Eleven dogs and around twenty people are milling about indoors. At first it seems that Ray-Jones has […]

Constant is the Eye

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Alfred Eisenstaedt not get his photograph on to the cover of the first issue of Life. That distinction went to Margaret Bourke-White. The cover of the second issue was by Eisenstaedt, however, and nearly a hundred since. By his own reckoning he has been on 2,500 assignments for Life, a huge total even if spread […]

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