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Exhibit showcasing Stanley Kubrick’s photography set to open

Stanley Kubrick, from “Rosemary Williams – Showgirl,” 1948. Image provided by Museum of the City of New York


NEW YORK (AP) – A new museum exhibition opening this week in New York City will focus on the early photography work of American film director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999).

The New York Times reports the Museum of the City of New York will showcase Kubrick’s photographs for Look magazine. Kubrick was a full-time New York-based photographer for the magazine from October 1946 through August 1950.

Look was generally considered a competitor to Life magazine and focused most of its attention on American pursuits and problems. It went out of business in 1971.

Kubrick is best known for his work as a film director, including 2001: “A Space Odyssey” and “Dr. Strangelove. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history. His films, which are mostly adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres, and are noted for their realism, dark humor, unique cinematography, extensive set designs, and evocative use of music.

“Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens” opens on Thursday May 3 and runs through October 28.

Learn more by visiting the Museum of the City of New York online.


Information from: The New York Times,