All posts tagged photography

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Museum as a muse

When photographer Rosamond Purcell first had the idea –  decades ago — to photograph in museums, she didn’t exactly find an open and welcoming door. “That’s not the mission of …

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Alone on an island

By Alexandra de Steiguer Late Winter, Isles of Shoals, 2016: I write this post from my rocking chair, looking out upon rugged, deserted islands in the stormy north Atlantic.  I …

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Photo treasures from China

By Tingting Xu Thirty-nine boxes of photographs of China in the Phillips Library’s Ward Collection, with a total of 1,475 black-and-white silver gelatin prints (3.25 x 5 inches) are now …

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Policing pictures in the gallery

We’ve all been there. You’re standing in front of a mesmerizing object and are overcome with the urge to take a photo. You reach for your phone on instinct and …