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A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Manhattanhenge is coming, and we’ve made a reading list to celebrate! Read More ›

Meet the Photographer: An Interview with Ner Beck

Is that soapy water staring at me? Is that a banana peel or a jaunty old man? These are some of the questions you may encounter when pondering the latest body of work from photographer Ner Beck.Read More ›

Supermoon over Manhattan

With a Super Blue Blood Moon appearing in the sky on January 31, we look back at an innovative astrophotographer who produced stunning moon photos in 1865. Read More ›

Get NYPL Digital Collections Tab for Your Browser

NYPL's new browser extension shows a curated image of New York City every time you open a new tab. Know where in New York City the photo was taken? With just a few clicks, you can geotag the image and help enhance NYPL's collections. Read More ›

Meet the Artist - Yuko K.

Feel the need to be wowed by wide open spaces and awe inspiring landscapes? Even if you can't travel out West this summer, artist Yuko K. has brought back a little piece of magic from Monument Valley for your visual enjoyment. We spoke about her recent trip.Read More ›

Behind the Lens: Picture Yourself Online

One of our librarians, Arieh Ress, started a program called “Picture Yourself Online!” in which he took headshots of patrons so they would have a decent photo of themselves to use online and while job-hunting. I sat down with Arieh and interviewed him about the program we’ve been running for nearly a year now.Read More ›

Election Happenings @ Mid-Manhattan Library!

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, millions of Americans will head to the polls to elect the next President. Whether this is the first time you’ll cast your ballot, this Presidential election has piqued your interest, The New York Public Library has a robust collection of books, feature films, documentaries, music, and spoken arts just for you. Read More ›

The Last Nostrand Streetcar: Max Hubacher's New York Photography

A prolific amateur photographer and local historian, Hubacher documented New York City and its environs with a seemingly objective eye, the typed or handwritten captions on the verso of each photograph often markedly specific in terms of date and location.Read More ›

1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

Comparing astrological drawings from our Digital Collections to NASA images.Read More ›

#CamerasAndDancers Visits the Library for the Performing Arts

With the social media initiative #CamerasAndDancers, Jacob Jonas seeks to encourage collaboration and exploration through the mediums of dance and photography, to help shine a new light on the world of dance.Read More ›

The First Photograph Taken in Absolute Darkness

A group of men in suits, sitting in a theater in complete darkness. How was this photo taken?Read More ›

Black Aesthetics in the Digital Collections: Thoughts on Black Portraiture

Portraits greatly influence the way that we perceive ourselves and each other. One could consider black portraiture to be a facet of black aesthetics, in that it centralizes the black image, illustrates a black existence, and thus implies a cultural position.Read More ›

Black Dance at the Schomburg: A Visual History

The language of dance as told by black people through photographs in our Digital Collections.Read More ›

Ted Shawn Papers, Additions Now Open for Research

The plot thickened in 2012, when I began an inventory of the Dance Division's unprocessed materials. A separate section of unprocessed material turned out to be a treasure trove of photographs and albums that had been separated from the collection upon acquisition. Read More ›

National Photo Month at the Digital Imaging Unit

As professional photographers, nothing brings us more pleasure than to be faced with the prints of photographic luminaries and to be able to attend to their translation into the networked landscape. Here are a few highlights from our most beloved encounters with the library’s photo collections that we’ve seen along the way. Read More ›

The Alice Austen House: Gem of Staten Island's North Shore

Alice Austen was a prolific photographer who lived on Staten Island's North Shore at the turn of the twentieth century. In honor of National Photography Month, let's explore her life and photography. We will also explore Austen's house, Clear Comfort, which is now a National Historic Landmark and serves as a museum and resource center.Read More ›

Feeling Healthy: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our conversation about FEELING HEALTHY at Open Book Night in April tended toward books on eating well and understanding the industry and labeling around food in America.Read More ›

Introducing the Photographers’ Identities Catalog

PIC is a collection of biographical data for over 115,000 photographers, studios, manufacturers, dealers, and others involved in the production of photographs.Read More ›

Meet Ner Beck: Found Faces Photographer

A surprised looking bathtub, a quixotic building column, and a pipe that looks like it might go “meow!”Read More ›

100 Years (Or So) Ago in Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

The 1915-1916 tour, which included the Palace Theatre run, was the first to feature dancers from the Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and its Related Arts, which was founded in the summer of 1915 and which became known, in a mingling of the two founders’ names, as Denishawn.Read More ›
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