With FotoWeek kicking off this weekend with 150+ (mostly free and open to public) events and exhibitions (do you have your tickets to our opening party on Friday yet? It the one fundraiser the festival is doing) we decided to replace Videos of the Day with Photographs of The Day in an effort to highlight some of the amazing work on show at this year’s 10th annual citywide festival.
Today: a photograph by Inge Morath, on show as part of MAGNUM’s 70 at 70 exhibition at FotoWeekCentral
About the photo: Llama in Times Square is one of the most iconic images ever taken. Iconic photographer Inge Morath is known for her quirky, high-profile images that captured the glamour and fizz of postwar Europe among the wealthy and famous. This striking and humorous photograph is from a 1957 assignment for LIFE magazine, in which Morath captured a series of television animals in New York City. This particular llama, named “Linda,” was photographed on her way from a television appearance at ABC studios, in the backseat of her trainer’s car.
About the exhibition: An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis.