For 80 years, the 11 ironworkers in this image (most likely appearing in a college dorm room near you) have remained unknown, and now, thanks to new research, two of them have been identified. In an interview with Smithsonian.com, Irish filmmaker Seán Ó Cualáin, tells the story of the photograph as he has done in his latest documentary, Men at Lunch, which debuted earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival:
“It was a happy accident,” says Ó Cualáin. He and his brother, Eamonn, the film’s producer, were in a pub in Galway, when they noticed a copy of the photograph hanging in a corner. Beside the photograph was a note from the son of a local immigrant who left Ireland for New York in the 1920s: “This is my dad on the far right and my uncle-in-law on the far left.” They asked the bartender about the note, and “like all good Irish barmen,” says Ó Cualáin, he put them in contact with Pat Glynn, the Bostonite who penned it, that very night.
“Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City features 200 altered photos created between the 1840s and the 1990s. Techniques used to alter photos during this time include multiple exposure, combination printing, photomontage and retouching. The show runs from October 11, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Ed note: Check out the winners of our 9th Annual Photo Contest.
R.I.P. Golden Boy…
He fought several bachelor stallions for the right to keep his mares…as a result of his many battles…he suffered devastating wounds…there is a lot of controversy over his death…but all who know the story will agree…Golden Boy was a beautiful Wild Mustang Stallion…who leaves many golden sons and daughters on the hillside as a sign that he was there…this is the way of the wild…
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