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Liam Considine is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Snapped Shut

26 April 2012 | Modern, Photography

The term “snapshot” predates the invention of photography. From 1808, the term has meant “a quick or hurried shot taken without deliberate aim, esp. one at a rising bird or quickly moving animal.” It is strange to think that this hunting term for a spontaneous and haphazard reaction would ever be associated with the Nabis [...]