Photography and Design

In the design world, photography sometimes gets ignored. But photography and graphic design have a long, twinned history, and Print’s vast archive of photos and photo illustrations are sure to inspire graphic designers. You can also immerse yourself in our popular Image of the Day archive, a curated look at the design world through our editors’ and art director’s eyes—visual inspiration refreshed every morning.

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Instagram 1890

Since the dawn of picture making, the desire for Instagram was built into the voyeuristic nature of mankind. When photography was the new rage, long exposure portraits, shot at photography studios by trained craftsmen, were all the rage. Take a look at some vintage photos.

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Polish Refugees in Iran

Almost half a century after World War II, in an abandoned and dust-filled storage shed beside an old photography studio in Esfahan, Iran, Parisa Damandan found a unique collection of stunning Diane Arbus-esque photographs by Abolqasem Jala that are reminders of war in general and World War II's human displacement. Four years ago, a...


The Next Generation of Visual Artists

From Jacob Landau to Andy Warhol, the past 90 years worth of winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reads likes a Who’s Who. Next month the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University is hosting The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania.


Two New Photo Books Show Two Different Americas

Photography’s role in shaping American identity can be explored from multiple perspectives. These two new books - "Dorothea Lange" and "The Big Picture" - present both the enthusiastic embrace of distinctly American idealism and the devastating results of how such fervor left too many people with nothing.

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A Sad Smile

While in Paris for the holidays, my apartment was only a five minute walk from the Shoah Memorial, a museum devoted to the Holocaust and the French collaboration therewith. I visited often and experienced scores of emotionally charged displays. Yet the exhibit that most captured my attention, “Scenes From the Ghetto,” was comprised of...


Ai Weiwei’s Neo-Reality

A new documentary film Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen will be out soon and the poster announcing the film is as provocative as the artists. Thanks to Kellerhouse and Johnsen I reached Ai Weiwei through email with a few questions about art and provocation, and how he felt about...


“Historic” Historic Preservation

I’m a big fan of architectural historic preservation and restoration, and have involved myself and my studio in the saving of three structures that faced imminent destruction. These include railway stations in Skokie, Il, and Scarsdale, NY, as well as our studio’s White Plains, NY, home in the 1926 Bar Building. It’s truly as...


Happy Birthday To The Cathedral Of Commerce!

As many people do, I’ve often found it necessary to have things framed for display at home and in our studio—a relatively simple process that had always had a satisfying result. One “gallery” I used to take my stuff to also specialized in selling vintage prints of all kinds that they would beautifully frame...