Japanese plane shot down in Pacific testifying to the accuracy of Navy anti-aircraft fire. Streaming smoke and flame in its wake, the Japanese plane is snapped as it plummets into the Pacific. In the foreground of the picture are wire installations of the carrier. 24 July 1944.
"People often ask us, "How is a picture born?" A picture probably has its birth in the disorder within us, and that’s the difficulty: putting things in order."
Celebrate International Zine Month!
The history of zines in popular culture dates back to the mid-twentieth century when science fiction fans created their own publications. By the late 1970s, zines were synonymous with the punk rock DIY attitude – anyone with access to a photocopier could produce a zine about their favorite music. In addition to documenting local or regional fan culture, zines often include interviews with performers and reviews of concerts that cannot be found in mainstream publications, so they make a fantastic and unique popular music research resource!
Punk magazine was created by cartoonist John Holstrom, publisher Ged Dunn, and “resident punk” Legs McNiel in 1975. It popularized the term “punk rock” to describe the music coming out of the CBGB scene, including the New York Dolls, the MC5, Stooges, and Ramones.
Images: From Punk.
A page from Anna Nicole Smith’s diary, 1992
Billie Holiday in recording studio, New York, 1959
Photograph by Milt Hinton
From the Jazz Lives Exhibition @ The Yale University Art Gallery
A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)