this emblematic image of the painter yves klein throwing himself out of the window was in fact a montage made by his friend, the hungarian photographer harry shunk, to illustrate his theories about levitation. in reality, klein’s friends were waiting with an outstretched sheet, but the cleverly retouched photograph acquired legendary status and was even exhibited at the kunsthalle bern in 1969.
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liverpool street station, 1959 [original]
a ‘london particular’ makes the departure board at london’s liverpool street station hard to read through the swirling mist. the clean air act of 1956 improved things but took a number of years to implement and heavy fogs continued for some years.
homeless in chelsea, 1985 [original]
successive new york mayors have tried to tackle the city’s perennial problem of homelessness—some showed zero tolerance, while others adopted a more paternalistic approach. a poignant photograph of new york’s forgotten population.
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