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Boys play on rooftop in New York City Helen Levitt

Few cities in the world receive as many artistic tributes as New York, New York. Roughly 3,800 songs hit the charts, marking time to the city that doesn’t sleep. Countless painters, sculptors, and performers. Infinite strokes of genius. But we’re … Continued

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Post-war pin-up girls cement their place in your heart in one fell smooch; their creamy curves and sweet faces embody classic feminine charm in a way that contemporary models and photographers can’t replicate without several layers of filters and makeup. … Continued

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Stefano Robino photography

No one makes it to adulthood without having been forced to start over. A gruesome breakup, the death of a loved one, the relinquishment of a vice – there are thousands of ways you could be brought to your knees … Continued

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Icons: They epitomize what it means to be alive. They’re the people who live the largest, the people who managed to strike the genetic jackpot, not to mention having the privilege of seducing whomever they damn well please. They’re young, they’re … Continued

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Everyone has a story, but not all stories hold our attention, even in the case of artists and photographers. Many follow predictable paths toward addiction and untimely death, or toward off-the-chain success. However, Henri Cartier-Bresson, the foundational French sugar daddy … Continued

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It’s easy to tell ourselves that no time was ever so seedy as the present, just as it’s difficult to imagine members of the silent generation at their prime. How scandalous or sexual could one really be in an era … Continued

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Brassai at MOCA

For his book Snapshots of Dangerous Women, art collector Peter Cohen scoured estate sales and flea markets searching for photographs of women from the early to mid twentieth century who were gleefully flouting the social norms of their time. The … Continued

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