sábado, 18 de agosto de 2018

La fotografía como documento:Metropolitan Museum.: The met; Can you help us?

La historia de la fotografía, la fotografía antigua, cada vez se acerca más en el tiempo.
No hace mucho me solicitaron formas de acceder a bases de datos de militares españoles en Cuba. Estamos hablando de más de 100 años atrás y me pareció una pregunta normal.
Pues bien el tiempo histórico es cada vez más cercano, la historia empezamos a ser nosotros mismos,,,,,,¿sera que nos hacemos mayores?.... o ¿será que necesitamos cada vez buscar más datos, más noticias?. 
Quizás, sencillamente, buscamos artistas nuevos.
El Metropolitan Museum presenta la siguiente exposición:

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s

 

This exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, part of an important recent acquisition by The Met. Produced by mostly unidentified makers, the photographs are a poignant, collective self portrait of the African American experience during the 1940s and 1950s—a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change.

 

Pues bien, ahora el Met inicia una campaña para identificar a los anónimos retratados y a los anónimos fotógrafos.

Campaña que solo es posible por la cercanía en el tiempo de estas fotos

 

Can you help us?

This exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century. To this day, both photographers and subjects remain mostly unidentified. Does someone look familiar? Comment below or email photographs@metmuseum.org if you have any suggestions

 

En fin pienso que, a veces, nos olvidamos de la calidad de la foto y nos centramos en la historia que cuenta y esto, a veces, sitúa demasiado el tema en la foto como mero documento del tiempo pasado y no como arte de todos los tiempos. 

en (google translate)

The history of photography, old photography, is getting closer and closer in time.
Not long ago I was asked for ways to access Spanish military databases in Cuba. We are talking about more than 100 years ago and it seemed a normal question.
Well, the historical time is getting closer, the story begins to be ourselves ,,,,,, will be that we get older? .... Or will it be that we need to search more and more data every time?
Perhaps, simply, we look for new artists.
The Metropolitan Museum presents the following exhibition:

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s
 
This exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, part of an important recent acquisition by The Met. Produced by mostly unidentified makers, the photographs are a poignant, collective self portrait of the African American experience during the 1940s and 1950s-a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change.
 
Well, now the Met starts a campaign to identify the anonymous portrayed and the anonymous photographers.Campaign that is only possible due to the closeness in time of these photos
 
Can you help us?AlbumsThis exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century. To this day, both photographers and subjects remain mostly unidentified. Does someone look familiar? Comment below or email photographs@metmuseum.org if you have any suggestions
 
Finally I think that sometimes we forget the quality of the photo and we focus on the story that counts and this, sometimes, places the subject too much in the photo as a mere document of the past and not as an art of all time.

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