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Stanley Kubrick’s Photographs For LOOK Magazine (Volume 1)

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THE Msueuem of New York City has a Stanley Kubrick collection.

Between 1945 and 1950, Stanley Kubrick worked as a staff photographer for LOOK magazine. He was not yet Kubrick, the famous film director; he was just Stanley, the kid from the Bronx with an uncanny photographic sensibility. Only 17 years old when he joined the magazine’s ranks, he was by far its youngest photographer. Kubrick often turned his camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the variety of personalities that populated its spaces. Photographs of nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events were amongst his first published images, and in these assignments, Kubrick captured the pathos of ordinary life in a way that belied his young age. The Museum’s collection contains 129 of Kubrick’s assignments for the magazine, encompassing more than 15,000 individual images, the vast majority of them never published.

 

1948 Colombia art class

Columbia University [Students drawing a nude in art class.]

 

 

Columbia University [David Anderson, Columbia psychology lecturer, tries a simple experiment with a rat to teach it to pull a chain and get food.] 1948

 

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Walter Cartier, Prizefighter of Greenwich Village [Walter Cartier at an arcade with a woman.] 1948

 

Walter Cartier, Prizefighter of Greenwich Village [Walter Cartier at an arcade with a woman.]

 

1948 Barnum And Bailey circus performer

Circus [Man with tattoos and body modification.]

 

 

 

Street Conversations [Man adjusting his tie on the sidewalk.] 1946

Street Conversations [Man adjusting his tie on the sidewalk.]

 

 

 

Park Benches – Love is Everywhere [Couple kissing in an alleyway.] 1946

Park Benches - Love is Everywhere [Couple kissing in an alleyway.]

 

 

 

Shoe Shine Boy [Boy shining Mickey’s shoes.] 1947

Shoe Shine Boy [Boy shining Mickey's shoes.]

 

 

 

Beaux Arts Ball [Man and woman at a costume party for members of the Architectural League of New York.] 1949

Beaux Arts Ball [Man and woman at a costume party for members of the Architectural League of New York.]

 

 

 

Paddy Wagon [Group of actors in a paddy wagon.] 1948

Paddy Wagon [Group of actors in a paddy wagon.]

 

 

 

Palisades Amusement Park [Man and woman with a doll.] 1946

Palisades Amusement Park [Man and woman with a doll.]

 

 

 

Boxing [at the] Police Athletic League [Two boys boxing.] 1946

Boxing [at the] Police Athletic League [Two boys boxing.]

 

 

 

Clown 1948
Circus Story: Clown

 

 

 

Art by Celebrities Sponsored by the Urban League [Woman looking at paintings at the art auction.] 1948
Art by Celebrities Sponsored by the Urban League [Woman looking at paintings at the art auction.]

 

 

 

Mrs. Farrington at the Stork Club [Mrs. Farrington performing at the Stork Club.] 1949

Mrs. Farrington at the Stork Club [Mrs. Farrington performing at the Stork Club.]

 

 

Street scenes – 1946

Street Conversations [Woman walking down the street.]

 

 

 

Deaf Children [Two girls adjusting their hearing aids.] 1948
Deaf Children [Two girls adjusting their hearing aids.]