E. J. Bellocq (1873-1949)

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E. J. Bellocq was a commercial photographer in New Orleans during the first half of the 20th century. After his death, a collection of negatives – portraits of prostitutes from New Orlean’s red light district – were discovered. Purchased decades later by photographer Lee Friedlander, many of these portraits from 1912-1915 were featured in an exhibition and published.

Several of the images were deliberately damaged. Most notably, the faces of several women were scraped out. This would have occurred during the emulsion process, so Bellocq was most likely responsible.

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Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015)

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The Damm Family in their car, Los Angeles, California, 1987
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Sue Gallo Baugher and Fay Gallo, Twinsburg, OH, 1998

Mary Ellen Mark was most notably a documentary photographer, focusing on people living on the margins of society.

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934)

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Monsey, N.Y., 1963
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Philadelphia, 1961
From the Little Screens series

 

F. Holland Day (1864-1933)

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Untitled (Right Panel of Triptych “Armageddon”), 1897-1899

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

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Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait, 1908
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Icy Night, New York, 1898

 

Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)

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Biker Couple, 1961
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Harlem, 1962

 

Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (1862-1932)

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Opera singer Mary Garden dressed as Melisande for the opera, Pelleas and Melisande, 1908

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984)

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From “Women are Beautiful” series, 1970
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From “The Animals”, Central Park Zoo, 1962-1969