Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The George Eastman House and International Center of Photography have joined forces to offer an impressive online library of photography, apparently free to the public, called Images by artists who still seek royalties for them are posted in small sizes, but high-res copies are available for images in the public domain. UPDATE: The site seems to be down intermittently. The NYTimes noted article below is most likely driving more people to it than it can handle...try again later.

According to the NY Times, the site's still in its beta phase, but it will include over 200,000 images when complete in 2006. A good number of the photographs are by the giants of the medium, as well, including Eugene Atget, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Cornell Capa, Robert Capa, "Chim" [David Seymour], Alvin Langdon Coburn, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Andreas Feininger, Francis Frith, Lewis Wickes Hine, Gordon Parks, Jacob Riis, Fazal Sheikh, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, Doris Ulmann, James Vanderzee, Roman Vishniac, Bruce Weber, Weegee, Gary Winogrand, etc.

Poke around in it...the search results are a bit clunky at the moment, but they welcome comments, so hopefully it will be easier to navigate when they launch the final version.
A Cornell Capa photograph of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy campaigning in Manhattan in 1960.


Anonymous crionna said...

Shoot, they're down now. Looks, er sounds, interesting though.

7/20/2005 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

darn NYTimes article must have burst their bandwith with all that traffic

oh well, better they figure out what they need now rather than later

7/20/2005 11:59:00 AM  

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