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Latino List

Behind the Scenes on The Latino List

If you’ve visited The Latino List exhibition, you may have wondered how Timothy Greenfield-Sanders creates such monumental photographs. It all starts with the camera. For…

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Latino List in the App Store

How has your culture shaped your life and accomplishments?

All eyes will be on you this fall when you enter the Great Hall and encounter the twenty-five massive photographic portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders that…

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Geotag Brooklyn

Trying to track the history of the images of Brooklyn that we’re geotagging for #mapBK on Flickr and Twitter and then porting to Historypin reminds me of the…

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Help us pin Brooklyn to the map!

If you know and love Brooklyn we need your help to get 300+ images from our collection pinned to Historypin’s map before their launch on…

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Object of the Month: August 2010: Miscegenated Family Album

It’s when a work of art is able to communicate on many different levels at the same time – when it can speak to audiences…

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Hank Willis Thomas on View

Last year I blogged about a great new acquisition, Hank Willis Thomas’ “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America.” I am thrilled that we have…

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Hank Willis Thomas

One major recent acquisition is Hank Willis Thomas’ series “Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America.” The whole series consists of 82 images, two for…

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Dash Snow

The Museum recently acquired some great new photography. Much of it will be on view this coming August when we open a new show with…

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Sarah Baley

Sarah Baley’s show “Bois” opened at Collette Blanchard Gallery on the Lower East Side last Thursday night and we are very happy to have this…

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Crowd-Curated or Crowd-Juried?

After I was recently asked to write a blog posting about Click! from my perspective, I spoke with some of my colleagues—Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator…

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Click! The Book

Cover: Marcia Bricker Halperin. Dubrow’s Cafeteria, 1979. Softcover: 86 pages, 7 x 7 inches. Details, including a special $3-off coupon from Blurb.com, can be found…

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Information Cascade!

Photo by Donna Aceto, who saved the day when my camera battery died. Thanks, Donna. I couldn’t help but laugh last Saturday night. Click! was…

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Click! Meetup

There’s been overwhelming positive feedback about the idea of a Click! meetup during the upcoming Target First Saturday, so let’s do it! I’ll be giving…

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happy opening, everyone!

As silly as this seems, it’s just not real until the signs go up and here they are. I will admit, I was more than…

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Click! is not a contest…

…it is a study in crowds. It should come as no surprise that this title made it into one of my blog posts (there are…

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Clicking at Figment 2008 this Saturday, June 28

As with many things for Click!, we’ve made life a little difficult, but for good reason. This Saturday (June 28) we’ve organized a great panel…

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Preparing to Click!

With the opening of Click! rapidly approaching, I have been asked to describe my approach in designing and mounting this particular exhibition. It is important…

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Defining Face, Change, and Brooklyn in Click!

As a visual sociologist looking at the images as to how people define “face,” “change,” and “brooklyn,” I was very impressed with the quality and…

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Condos and Trolley Cars and Sugar Refinaries, Oh My!

As promised, this week we’re writing about the subject matter of the submitted images. If you evaluated all 389 or even a large part of…

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Gaming Click!??!?

Yikes! This week I wanted to take a moment and look at some rather amusing things (or scary things, depending on your perspective) that happened…

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Who Shot Rock will ROCK

On October 23, 2009, we’re launching a major exhibition, Who Shot Rock: Photographers of Rock and Roll. Who Shot Rock will be guest curated by…

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Thank you!

Wowzer! If you were one of the 3344 visitors who cast 410,089 evaluations for Click!, you know what a commitment it really was. I can’t…

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Click! updates on the way…

I’ll be posting a Click! update later today after we crunch some numbers. We won’t be posting any results until the exhibition opens on June…

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Last chance to Click!

We’ve been watching our little evaluation meter today and we hit 51.3 evaluations a minute this morning! This is a pre-thank you to all of…

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Fireworks! The Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th anniversary

A recent post on NYC Social alerted us to the Brooklyn Bridge’s upcoming 125th anniversary celebration (May 22nd-26th), featuring fireworks on the 22nd. Fireworks have…

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Traffic and lots of it…

We are very happy everyone is logging in to evaluate submissions for Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, but our technical resources are a bit unmatched for…

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Minimizing Influence

We are launching the evaluation interface for Click! today, so I wanted to take this opportunity to write about some of the choices behind the…

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Modern Coney

Lynn Hyman Butler, American, born 1953. The Girl with a Gun. From the series “Coney Island Kaleidoscope” ca. 1988. Cibachrome color print. sheet: 11 x…

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Click! Get the word out…

One of the biggest challenges we face with an exhibition like Click! is getting the word out. Click! depends on two types of participation, initial…

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A Coney Island Renaissance?

As many of the postings on Flickr illustrate, images of Coney Island frequently capture a gritty and often sadly neglected landscape. But this kind of…

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Classic Coney Rides

It’s great to see all the amazing contributions to the Flickr group for Goodbye Coney Island?. This is proof that Coney Island still attracts photographers…

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Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland

The history of Coney Island from the 1890s and through the first decade of the 20th century is very much the history of three successful…

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Join the “Goodbye Coney Island?” Flickr Group!

I am very excited that Patrick Amsellem, curator of photography, is working with us on a web project in conjunction with the Goodbye Coney Island?…

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Coney Island & Entertainment

Coney Island has a long history as a place for entertainment. Even before the creation of the three great amusement parks around 1900, the area…

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Goodbye Coney Island?

Last week we finished the installation of the small photography show Goodbye Coney Island? in the Luce Alcove on the fifth floor of the Museum….

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Earlier this week, we installed two striking new photographs in the Museum’s American Identities galleries on the fifth floor, Soldier Claxton and Soldier Mickelson. They…

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A final goodby to the darkroom

Last month the last of the darkroom equipment finally left the Museum, nearly 2 years after we shut down the darkroom for good (the darkroom…

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