The St. Louis Arch, marks where North American history has been made.
The St Louis Arch designed by Finnish-American Eero Saarinen and Engineered by Hannskari Bandel; The St. Louis Arch Is the tallest monument in the United States, standing a 630 feet. It stands near where the Lewis and Clark expedition began (1803-1806).
It took two years to construct the Arch, ( 2/12/1963 – 10/28/1965) and what makes The Arch unique is it is a catenary curve; That shape that a free-hanging links of chain or rope takes when held at both ends hanging upside down. The distance between the legs is also 630 feet. Astonishing to note is the margin of error while building the Arch was 1/64 of an inch. imagine no computers, very hard to have made such a precisely beautiful architectural wonder with the crude tools of the middle 1960’S. I read that all the survey calculation were done at night so the suns rays would not distort the readings.
If you do not get claustrophobic, you can ride a little tram car up to the top and Get a bird’s eye view of the Mississippi river and the court house where the Dred Scott case (1857 ) was held. It was also here On the Arch grounds that the largest peaceful political rally (10/18/08) in north America was held for our now president elect Barack Obama.
I hope you like these photographs. I took these in 1974 while on a vacation in St Louis. I was living in California at this time. My family was living here in St. Louis. My life and my family’s lives changed dramatically soon after these were taken, that will have to be told another time. All of the building and the riverfront, And boats and our lives have changed in 35 years, but the Arch and the court house have stayed the same.
In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
American photographer Gordon Parks documented one of the most significant points of American history and has chronicled the fight for equal rights of African-Americans. making his lifework one of the most important collections to this day.
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It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
American photographer Hayden Williams has a thing for double exposures. Ever since he discovered what a simple analogue camera is capable of, he has been experimenting with light, combining it to create surreal, dreamy images.
Chateaux served as houses of powerful lords, often of nobility and royalty. Most French castles reek of relevant history and monarchical drama, which makes them more interesting. And though France has moved on from the monarchy with liberté, égalité, fraternité, they remain strong and solid as tourist attractions. Thankfully, Lomographers have been around France and regularly share images of these amazing castles.
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