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Tag: Hilla Becher

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    Stills by Bernd & Hilla Becher, Cindy Sherman Lead Sotheby’s Contemporary Photographs Auction

    In the 1970s, when there was an explosion of photographic stills in mainstream media, Cindy Sherman presented women as complex lead characters. She often referenced Hollywood movies and actresses in her work. Sherman photographed herself playing various roles that enfranchise women. In Untitled #116, Sherman stares blankly into space, leaving…

    Bernd and Hilla Becher Water Towers
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    Photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine and Man Ray Highlight Christie's Sale

    An American photographer and sociologist, Lewis Wickes Hine often wielded his camera as an instrument of social change. In the 1910s, the National Child Labor Committee used Hine’s documentary-style works to advocate the elimination of child labor in the United States. A rare vintage print of Lewis Wickes Hine’s Mechanic…

    Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940) Mechanic and Steam Pump, 1921
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    Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection

    A model, actress, and political activist, Tina Modotti was introduced to the world of photography by her mentor and partner Edward Weston. After her husband's death, Modotti moved to Mexico City with Weston in 1923. There, she managed Weston's studio in exchange for photography lessons. Although Weston influenced Modotti, she…