The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/26/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on February 26, 2010
- Incredible! New photos of some of the 5,000 new deep sea creatures discovered by the Census of Marine life have been released, including this hirstute crab.
- In honor of our most recent click! story by Lois Banner about Marilyn Monroe: a long-lost Life mag piece on Marilyn, including more pics from the famous Seven Year Itch photoshoot.
- Incredibly awful and moving photo documentary piece by Eugene Richards from a series he did for The Nation exploring the personal devastation of the Iraq war, and which also recently won a World Press prize. [via BAGnewsNotes]
- In honor of African American History Month, Prof. Gerald Boerner has been doing some interesting profiles of African American photographers and photographers whose work has focused on black communities over at his blog.
- NMAH’s Shannon Perich highlights some beautiful radiographs from the Smithsonian’s collections over at NPR's Picture Show. They reminded me of (and are the precursor to) Satre Stuelke’s CT scans of everyday objects posted some time ago at the NY Times. [via Effie Kapsalis, SPI]
- The Winter Olympics are almost finished! Celebrate winter sports with this set from the University of Washington on the Flickr Commons [via Susannah Wells, SPI]
- Wow! All kinds of flipbooks, most of them vintage and some of them animated . . . (click below)
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