Stanley Kubrick Photography Exhibition

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From Park Benches: Love is Everywhere, 1946

 

Did you know Stanley Kubrick was a photographer before a film director? Long before he made The Shining he worked on a magazine called, Look, (competitor to LIFE Magazine). It was his first job and he was just 17 years old – making him the youngest photographer on the staff.

He went on 300 or so assignments for the magazine, between 1945-50, mostly capturing scenes of ordinary New York city life in beautiful black and white: the sidewalk chatter, the people, nightclub life, the shoe shine boys, subway commuters…

Seeing as I’m a Kubrick fan, love browsing old photographs and enjoy the Museum of the City of New York for its gripping NY-centric exhibits, I’m excited about this new Stanley Kubrick photography exhibition called Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs. It includes pictures of New York from Kubrick’s Look magazine days and sounds intriguing. The Washington Post describes the collection as ‘showing the beginnings of his eventual transformation into a master filmmaker’.

It opens on 3 May and runs all through summer. Here’s a little taster…

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From Rosemary Williams – Showgirl, 1948

 

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From Life and Love on the New York City Subway, 1947

 

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From Shoeshine Boy, 1947

 

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From Life and Love on the New York City Subway, 1947

 

Stanley Kubrick with Faye Emerson from Faye Emerson: Young Lady in a Hurry, 1950

 

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Fun at an Amusement Park: LOOK Visits Palisades Park, 1947

 

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Montgomery Clift with fellow actor Kevin McCarthy, from Montgomery Clift: Glamour Boy in Baggy Pants, 1949

 

Betsy von Furstenberg with friends, from The Debutante Who Went to Work, 1950

Find out more about Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, here.

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