Photo hipster

So I’m a bit of a snob.

But let’s get these out of the way.

Vivian Maier is a star now so I haven’t seen her mentioned for a while. Or that means that she’s due for another rediscovery.

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii: The Emir of Bukhara, 1911.

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii at the Library of Congress is probably the definitive online collection. I think it’s close to 8 years old now. But he’s rediscovered by another news outlet or blog every 6 months.

Rockefeller Plaza, exhibit [for] United Nations by OWI, New York, N.Y. Between photographic displays is [the] Atlantic charter in frame with transmitters at each end and where voices of Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek are heard each half hour; su

Also on the periodic rediscovery cycle: 1930s and 40s in color. Another Library of Congress collection, this time hosted on Flickr.

Now, I’m happy to see people rediscover these all the time. I’m also happy to point people toward them. But there’s something that really bugs me about the laziness of presenting them as news or newsworthy.

Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at, and the web at

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