Major Stanley Kubrick Photographic Exhibition At The Museum Of The City Of New York

By Giacomo Selloni

From 1937 to 1971 Look magazine was a bi-weekly publication, a "general interest” publication that along with its main competitor, Life magazine, were the upscale forerunners of all the supermarket tabloids.. Both mainly consisted of pictorial essays on sundry subjects; politics, sports, entertainment, news of the day, even up-close-and-personal celebrity featurettes.

In 1945, a 17-year old high school student from the Bronx, Stanley Kubrick, sold his first photograph to Look. It's subject was a dejected newsstand operator sitting amidst newspapers announcing the death of F.D.R.. For all of its candid appearance, the young Mr. Kubrick gave the news seller direction to "look sadder." A star was born.

From then into 1950 Stanley Kubrick was a staff photographer for Look. His assignments were generally to go out in the streets and take photographs that fit a particular essay a staff writer would pen. He also took many other photographs on

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