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After a stagnant period in picture making, the art of photography took leaps and bounds in 1900 with the introduction of Eastman Kodak’s Brownie camera. Gone were the days of steadily posing for a portrait — “snapshots” became the norm and candid moments had the potential to be forever frozen in time with the almighty film.

A new print release from Princeton Architectural Press called “Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art” features over 100 captivating snapshots of great artists like Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder and more. There’s a certain humanizing factor in a good candid, especially when it’s someone you hold in very high regard. This one’s worth a read. Buy the book now at The Line for $25.

Words by Thomas Welch
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