Woman-About-Town: Newark’s Own Ema Spencer

Woman-About-Town: Newark’s Own Ema Spencer

Ema Spencer was born to Dr. Benjamin Franklin Spencer and his wife, Susan Porter Spencer, in the Licking County village of Gratiot, Ohio, on March 1, 1857. Benjamin was a well-respected physician in the area and Susan managed the Spencer Read More…

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Selections from the Sun Photo Hunts

Selections from the Sun Photo Hunts

The Sun. It’s an essential part of our everyday lives and of our modern image-making technologies that it often goes unnoticed–or becomes an unexamined cliché. To coincide with The Sun Placed in the Abyss exhibition, we challenged photographers to respond Read More…

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Into the Light Photo Hunt Challenge

Into the Light Photo Hunt Challenge

Noted British Landscape painter Joseph Turner was a devotee of sun-staring or sun-gazing, which involves staring with the naked eye directly at the sun. Scientists had previously used the camera obscura to protect against the blinding brightness of the sun. Read More…

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Photography and the Sun

Photography and the Sun

“What is the sun?” inquires Francis Ponge in the introduction to his poem Le Soleil placé en abîme, translated into English as The Sun Placed in the Abyss. Of course, Ponge already knew, like we do, that the sun is Read More…

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Photo Selections from Picasso and Friends

Photo Selections from Picasso and Friends

On August 12, 2016 in Paris artist Jean Cocteau armed with 4 rolls of film and a recently introduced portable Kodak camera set out to photograph Picasso, and their circle of friends, which included Modigliani, poet Max Jacob, actress Emilienne Read More…

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Cocteau, Picasso, and Friends Project

Cocteau, Picasso, and Friends Project

On the afternoon of August 12, 1916 writer and artist Jean Cocteau, a friend of Picasso, captured photos of his circle of friends on the streets and in the cafes of Paris using a recently introduced portable Kodak camera. Show Read More…

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