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Worm’s Eye View

Born in Germany, John Gutmann came to the United States in 1933 to escape from the Nazis. In Germany he had trained as a painter. He found America fascinating, photographing things he had never seen in Europe—tattoo parlors, drive-in businesses and huge movie theaters. He also photographed automobiles inside and out as well as jazz […]

People Reading

Andre Kertész spent the better part of his life taking photographs, many of which were of people reading. A book of photographs, On Reading, was published in 1971. Just as Kertész’s photographs show people totally absorbed in the reading process, so, too, does the image of the reader to the left. The reader’s gaze into […]