Berenice Abbott’s Optimistic Modernity

Berenice Abbott, “Self Portrait – Distortion” (ca. 1930), 16.8 × 13.7 cm, printed in 1945-1950 (courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery © Getty Images/Berenice Abbott) MADRID — Berenice Abbott aimed her lens at so many 20th-century subjects that her photographs challenge us to rethink modernity itself. With this in mind, Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity at Fundación MAPFRE presents close to 200 of her photographs, organized into three chapters. It starts with portraits of fellow artists in Paris, then shifts to her New York City streetscapes, and concludes with her scientific photography. By changing focus as…

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Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

In July, Italian artist Massimo Listri released a book of photographs that featured the most beautiful libraries from around the world. The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. For those lucky enough to visit these design marvels, spending a whole day at the library doesn’t sound so bad! Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! More info: Instagram | Duchess Anna…

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