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That Kodak Moment: Picturing the Fairs in 1939-40 and 1964-65, Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing, NY 11368.
From Weegee to Margaret Bourke-White, professional photographers have long been entranced with the spectacle and allure of world’s fairs and expositions. The Eastman Kodak pavilion figured prominently in both fairs, making the science of picture-taking accessible and relatively inexpensive to the typical fairgoer through new technologies in film and camera design. Inspired by a recent donation of over 1,500 medium format images of the 1964 World Fair, this exhibition will include never-before-revealed works from the museum collection, ranging from documentation by professionals to snapshots and individualized scrapbooks created by amateur fair viewers. Photographers include Julien Levy, Luis Marquez, Stephen Levine, Bob Golby, Jerry Kean, Van Williams, Fred Tannery and Alex Siodmak, as well as a host of unknown enthusiastic visitors. Runs through January 4, 2015.

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