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Due to the closure of the East-West border in Berlin a large number of East Germans could no longer travel or emigrate to West Germany. Many families were divided, the inhabitants of East Berlin, who worked in the Western part, were cut off from their work places, and residents of West Berlin were isolated in a hostile land. Two girls in the street talking to West Germany with his grandparents in a box at home in the eastern zone, separated by a barricade of barbed wire on August 14, 1961. (Keystone, Getty Images)

theconstantbuzz:

Due to the closure of the East-West border in Berlin a large number of East Germans could no longer travel or emigrate to West Germany. Many families were divided, the inhabitants of East Berlin, who worked in the Western part, were cut off from their work places, and residents of West Berlin were isolated in a hostile land. Two girls in the street talking to West Germany with his grandparents in a box at home in the eastern zone, separated by a barricade of barbed wire on August 14, 1961. (Keystone, Getty Images)

Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson) was a shy Frenchman who elevated “snap shooting” to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch “the decisive moment,” his precise eye for design, his self-effacing methods of work, and his literate comments about the theory and practice of photography made him a legendary figure among contemporary photojournalists.

Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson) was a shy Frenchman who elevated “snap shooting” to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch “the decisive moment,” his precise eye for design, his self-effacing methods of work, and his literate comments about the theory and practice of photography made him a legendary figure among contemporary photojournalists.

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009), famous for her unique lyrical style of street photography. Tapping into the everyday cultural life of the people on the streets of New York. Levitt produced her most well-recognized work in the 1940s. She was a street photographer. Someone who had an impeccable sense of the pulse of life.

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009), famous for her unique lyrical style of street photography. Tapping into the everyday cultural life of the people on the streets of New York. Levitt produced her most well-recognized work in the 1940s. She was a street photographer. Someone who had an impeccable sense of the pulse of life.

Tango in the East London by Thurston Hopkins, 1954.
Thurston Hopkins is one of the great generation of Picture Post photographers who transformed British photojournalism in the 1950s. In a career spanning four decades, he became known for his acute ability to depict the human condition through images that convey great sensitivity, while taking a creative approach to their sometimes widely varied materia

Tango in the East London by Thurston Hopkins, 1954.

Thurston Hopkins is one of the great generation of Picture Post photographers who transformed British photojournalism in the 1950s. In a career spanning four decades, he became known for his acute ability to depict the human condition through images that convey great sensitivity, while taking a creative approach to their sometimes widely varied materia

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Sennett Bathing Beauties, 1920.
Mack Sennett’s slapstick comedies were noted for their wild car chases and custard pie warfare. His first comedienne was Mabel Normand, who became a major star (and with whom he embarked on a tumultuous personal relationship). His films featured a bevy of girls known as the Sennett Bathing Beauties which included Juanita Hansen, Claire Anderson and Phyllis Haver. Sennett also developed the Kid Comedies, a forerunner of the Our Gang films and in a short time his name became synonymous with screen comedy. In 1915 Keystone Studios became an autonomous production unit of the ambitious Triangle Pictures Corporation, as Sennett joined forces with movie bigwigs D. W. Griffith and Thomas Ince.

Sennett Bathing Beauties, 1920.

Mack Sennett’s slapstick comedies were noted for their wild car chases and custard pie warfare. His first comedienne was Mabel Normand, who became a major star (and with whom he embarked on a tumultuous personal relationship). His films featured a bevy of girls known as the Sennett Bathing Beauties which included Juanita Hansen, Claire Anderson and Phyllis Haver. Sennett also developed the Kid Comedies, a forerunner of the Our Gang films and in a short time his name became synonymous with screen comedy. In 1915 Keystone Studios became an autonomous production unit of the ambitious Triangle Pictures Corporation, as Sennett joined forces with movie bigwigs D. W. Griffith and Thomas Ince.

Earl Carroll instructing girls in vanities, 1925.
Earl Carroll (September 16, 1893 – June 17, 1948) was an American theatrical producer, director, songwriter and composer. Carroll produced and directed numerous Broadway musicals, including eleven editions of Earl Carroll’s Vanities, Earl Carroll’s Sketch Book, and Murder at the Vanities, which was also made into a film starring Jack Oakie. Known as “the troubadour of the nude”, Carroll was famous for his productions featuring the most lightly clad showgirls on Broadway. In 1922, he built the first Earl Carroll Theatre in New York, which was demolished and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1931. He built a second theatre on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California in 1938.

Earl Carroll instructing girls in vanities, 1925.

Earl Carroll (September 16, 1893 – June 17, 1948) was an American theatrical producer, director, songwriter and composer. Carroll produced and directed numerous Broadway musicals, including eleven editions of Earl Carroll’s Vanities, Earl Carroll’s Sketch Book, and Murder at the Vanities, which was also made into a film starring Jack Oakie. Known as “the troubadour of the nude”, Carroll was famous for his productions featuring the most lightly clad showgirls on Broadway. In 1922, he built the first Earl Carroll Theatre in New York, which was demolished and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1931. He built a second theatre on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California in 1938.