Month: April 2015

It Seems Like Yesterday

by Harry Benson B. C. Forbes was a journalist who immigrated to America from Aberdeenshire in Scotland and worked as a columnist for Hearst newspapers before founding Forbes magazine. Because we shared a background with Scotland and journalism, I was pleased to have the opportunity in 1971 to photograph B. C. Forbes’ son Malcolm Forbes, …

Carter Burden, A 1960s Legend’s Legacy

by Audax Last year, nearly two decades after his early death in 1996, the Morgan Library mounted a splendid exhibition of masterpieces from Carter Burden’s magnificent collection of modern American literature. “From Gatsby to Garp” brought together nearly 100 works including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs. Among the authors featured were such …

As Americans, We Go Forward

Louis Kahn was an American architect trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition, Franklin Delano Roosevelt an architect of the post-war world, and, to honor both men’s triumphs, Four Freedoms Park—a Kahn-designed memorial dedicated to the late president—stands today as a declaration of America’s optimistic spirit. The park sits on the southernmost tip of New York’s Roosevelt …